The caterpillar, tiny and vulnerable, emerged from its egg  and found its way into the world without the aid of others; ingesting, growing, incessant in its quest for greater things.

All too soon it was engorged and shed its intricate skin for the last time to reveal the chrysalis, delicately suspended in a silken hammock.

The chrysalis hardened and time passed as a miracle took place within, then suddenly there was movement and the cocoon opened, a new life emerging into the bright sunshine.

Unconstrained by thoughts of failure or any concept of apathy the caterpillar had been transformed, metamorphosized from routine to refulgent.

Amazingly beautiful, the life that once was monotone had now been filled with vivid color and brilliance and soon joined its cohorts to play amongst the flowers; a veritable profusion of dancing butterflies.


Lillie McFerrin

4 thoughts on “Perseverance

  1. josie2shoes says:

    Oh! This is so strong and beautiful that it took my breath away. Excellent work, with a lesson for us woven into the words. I liked it very much!

    • Andrew says:

      Thank you Josie! I was inspired when I saw butterflies fluttering around a lavender bush.

  2. Sarah Mac says:

    Stunning writing Andrew and as Josie said, there’s a lesson to be learned in looking beyond the surface, so much happens that we can’t see, but it’s still happening.

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