On March 15, 2019, the monthly “Books are our friends, stories are our imaginations” story hour took place, hosted in Montreal by the Sanahin chapter of Hamazkayin.
Sitting with children gathered around him, Harout Kivloyan told them the story of the three butterflies. One day, three different colored garden butterflies (one red, one yellow, one white) were playing in the sun when it began to rain. In the gloomy weather, they flew to a red flower and asked if they could take shelter under it. The red flower said to the red butterfly, “you are the same color as me so only you can take shelter under my petals.” The three friends refused to part from each other, and decided to try again. The butterflies then flew to a yellow flower, then a white flower, experiencing the same problem both times. The sun, through the clouds, saw the power of their friendship and came out again to dry their wings and make them happy.
At the end of the story, the reader handed printed butterflies out to the inspired children to decorate on colorful paper according to their tastes. They were all proud of the pictures they had created.