“I saw a snowflake land on a butterfly today,” one of the battered lamas suddenly said, and earned a blow to his skull from a guard’s baton for breaking the rule of silence. But by the time they reached the prison every man in the truck had been smiling serenely, their minds filled with the image of the butterfly.

From Elliot Pattison‘s book “Bone Mountain” (Inspector Shan series).

I saw a snowflake land on a butterfly today – how beautiful.