While we’re still fresh with images of butterflies…
‘You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.’
from Hope for the Flowers
I posted this as a note on my Facebook profile a while back, passing it along from an FB friend’s status, and not bothering to look up the author or the source. This is what Wikipedia has to say about it:
Butterflies are a recurring theme and metaphor in my life. Beauty. Grace. Ability to fly. Transformation. It’s lovely to see all these elements appearing in a novel intended for a child’s reading, or, as Paulus puts it herself, “for adults and others (including caterpillars who can read).”
Hmmmm…. maybe it’s time for this caterpillar to read.