Float Like a Butterfly

I am a lover of quotes. Inspirational, funny, philosophical, anything that just grabs my attention and makes me go hmm. . .I intend to share a quote a week with you here, and whatever my thoughts happen to be at the time.

“‘How does one become a butterfly?’ she asked pensively. ‘You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.'” ~Trina Paulus

This is exactly where I am. To gain, one must lose. I want so badly to fly but I have been holding on to my caterpillar-ness, trying somehow to keep what feels familiar and safe, even though it is holding me to the ground.

I have cocooned enough. I am ready to break out and show my colors to the world. But first, I must honor the caterpillar I was and then let it go.

To You, Caterpillar

Thank you for teaching me both the comfort and the stagnancy of security. Because of you, I have experienced jobs that kept me fed and clothed and provided a sense of routine.

Thank you for making sure that I took a good long look at the “safe” path, for now I know I am ready to leave it.

Thank you for teaching me not to rock the boat, because now I am ready to send many ships out to sail and let them ride out whatever storms come their way.

Time to Fly

Butterfly, here’s what I’m looking forward to with you:

I will be colorful and bold.

I will gracefully dodge all butterfly-catchers.

I will launch myself time and again into the unknown, and enjoy the flight no matter the outcome.

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