New Times: Why butterflies?
Painted Lady: The name has absolutely nothing to do with the way we propagate (which happens to be posterior to posterior).
How many lives does a butterfly have?
Well, it depends how you mean that. I've been an egg, a larva, a pupa, a chrysalis.
I knew I could get you to say the word pupa.
Do butterflies tell stories?
Actually we do.
Are butterflies ever dangerous?
Ever heard of the butterfly kiss of death?
As far as butterflies go, do you consider yourself an experimental butterfly?
I used to be.
Tell me: From a butterfly's perspective, what are people like?
Strange. They try to create beauty instead of seeing and appreciating it around them; in the process they end up destroying many beautiful things, including us and the plants we need to live.
You sound bitter.
Bitter no. Cold-blooded yes.
What would you be if you weren't a butterfly?