Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The Stuff of Butterflies

I came across this quote tonight, on a perpetual flip calendar of quotes that I've had for ages, but only pulled out of a box recently, and rarely remember to actually flip.

"If I have inside me the stuff to make a cocoon, maybe the stuff of butterflies is there, too."  (Trina Paulus)

I know I have the stuff of cocooning inside me, especially these days as I find myself again wandering through some particularly challenging family and life circumstances.  It was some-how hopeful to me tonight to remember that from a cocoon emerges a transformed being, a butterfly, and to pause and consider that maybe even in this crazy stuff of life, there is a transforming power at work, and beauty waiting to emerge.