One of my favorite things about living in Kentucky, is the fact that on the farm I grew up in there are lush green meadows with wildflowers, big blue skies, and of course butterflies! One of my favorite thing growing up as a child was finding the biggest, brightest, and the most colorful butterfly and giving it a name – I would watch it flutter, and pretend that it could hear me as it’s flight took me on a magical adventure around my Mom’s farm!
Of course, the butterfly would eventually fly away to someplace else, but for that moment it was my magical friend and it brought me great joy! I don’t get to see too many butterflies anymore, and so recently I went searching on my Android phone for an app that would give me some of that “old fashioned magic” that I felt as a child. Luckily, I was able to find the perfect app called “aButterfly Fantasia Live Full,” which made me smile – yes, a live wallpaper full of magic and wonder – and I am not ashamed to admit it!
The bright glowing colors and the flutter of the butterflies is beautiful on my phone, and there are many features with the app that I absolutely adore! Check this out:
aButterfly Fantasia Live brings your Android device’s wallpaper to breathtaking life with fluttering, lit-from-within butterflies. These colorful, translucent little lovelies flit here and there across your screen, delivering smiles with their detailed, elegant animation.
Path : Home -> Long press -> Wallpaper -> Live wallpaper
I can double tap the wallpaper to take in the animation in graceful slow motion, or get a glimpse of the Big Butterfly during an icon drop (which is especially magical, like my childhood), adjust butterfly numbers to suit your tastes (the more the merrier for me), customize colors according to your preferences (I like bright colors, and being able to customize this live wallpaper makes that easy for me)! I can also adjust the speed of my butterflies, and adjust their size, along with changing the settings for my “big” butterfly that I have made to be like my magical friend that I used to play with when I was growing up on the farm back home!
One really great feature that I took advantage of was being able to use a pic of me as a kid in the meadow at my Mom’s farm, and then customized that as my background, with the animated butterflies all around me! This was almost too good to be true! It almost made me tear up from the precious memories of me on that old farm, and the many fun things that I did when I was a little kid!
Do I suggest this app? YES! Is it worth it? YES! If you love the simple, yet beautiful things – then you will love this wonderful live wallpaper application that has tons of customizable features, and the potential for great joy and happiness! Indeed, I will be using this live wallpaper on my phone for a long long time – it’s my favorite! I hope that you will find this live wallpaper to be your favorite too!
Running In The Meadows After Butterflies,
Jake A. Wheat
Have you ever heard of Antony Hegarty? One of the most haunting singers that I have ever heard, and an most certainly an acquired taste that will only catch the most distinguished of ears. His lyrics and voice pierce through me, and it has been said that he does not use his voice to sing – but you actually hear his soul.
Look, be it transsexual or gender identity that stands in the way from you being able to appreciate this artist, then you deserve to enjoy digesting the usual processed fast food music that the top 40 shoves down your through.
If you have ever felt like an outcast, or if you have ever been lonely and isolated – then Antony’s music offers candlelit comfort that parades through your heart, and becomes your friend. Even in the most insignificant of moments, his music can shift your mood from anxious to somber.
My favorite song is called “Cripple & The Starfish” which lyrically is genius in a sense that it is about the ability to overcome the most harsh of adversity, and still be able to grow back – yet again – using the metaphor of a starfish who has lost an appendage.
Watch the incredible performance below live, and discover (if you haven’t already) the beauty of music, and from the heart:
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Recently, Antony & The Johnsons released their new album “Swanlights” and it is definitely worth checking out. If you are into art, ACTUAL art, then please give a listen and bow your head to this band. I truly believe that the ACTUAL Transgendered, or the inter-sexed are the most precious and intelligent creatures on this Earth.
Jake A. Wheat