Don't pin down a butterfly

Why would someone who is not a child pin a butterfly? There’s a writer I never liked and can;t read because his prose is lifeless to me. very academic and cribbed from the masters, but he is regaled”Nabokov. I enjoyed his Lectures on Literature books, but when it comes to the novels, when I open the book it’s like I opened the door to the beginning of an pleasant smell, and if I open it all the way, it’ll put a stink of me. And then I slam it shut.

And he hunted butterflies.