Metamorphosis. I like the sound and the feel of that word rolling around on my tongue. I love the whole idea of it, a big change, like when a pupa transforms into a beautiful butterfly.
Watching butterflies flutter and land, flutter and land, fascinates me. Because they are never still for long, they force me to stop and be still so I can watch their delicate dance.
Why do butterflies move so much? Maybe it’s because they have a lot to do in their short lives, which can be a few days or just one year, depending. Maybe it’s because they want to taste the sweetness of as many flowers as they can before they fly no more.
As I watch their quiet, gentle movements, peace settles over me. I think about my own metamorphosis and how many flowers there are left for me to savor.
© Lynn Wyvill 2012