Elise and I stood still looking at each other. What were we hearing? What kind of language were we hearing? What is
this place? Animals in the background are talking in French.
“Mais, Ca-mon sa va? Sa va bene? Hey there, Lucy. I hear you made a jambalaya. You got a little lagniappe?” asks T-
“Sure, T-Beb. Come on over to the house.”
“Merci, Lucy,” says T-Beb.
A beautiful butterfly landed on my shoulder and said laughingly, “Oh, it is okay. Don’t be afraid. He is speaking Creole
French, a language that is very special to this area. My name is Lucy. My family and others live here.”
“I cannot believe a butterfly is talking to us right now,'' says Sysalee.