Thursday, July 23, 2009

What We Are Meant To Become

A story is told of a caterpillar named Yellow who was trying to discover what she should do with her life. In her wanderings she came upon another caterpillar caught in some gauzy filament. Concerned, she asked if she could help. The other caterpillar explained that the filament was all apart of becoming a butterfly. When Yellow heard the word Butterfly, her whole insides leaped. "But what is a butterfly?" she asked. The cocooned caterpillar explained, "it’s what you are meant to become." Yellow was so intrigued but a bit defiant. "How can I believe there's a butterfly inside you or me when all I see is a fuzzy worm?" after further reflection she pensively asked, "How does one become a butterfly" and the answer? "You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar."
-Trina Paulus, Hope for the flowers
(found on this blog friend's website)


  1. If you liked this quote, you will love the whole book. It is simply beautiful!

  2. Nice and simple story. Have a great weekend!