That is a big thought.
I wasn’t thinking of this today when I threw away a fuzzy caterpillar. Not “away” away. Just into the compost bin “away”.
He was eating the lettuce in my garden. The lettuce that I haven’t cared to eat. The lettuce that has grown the size of Jack’s beanstalk.
Then I read this little thought and had guilt. Beanstalk size GUILT. Butterfly guilt! Who would ever throw away a butterfly?
I had to go and rescue the “butterfly” from the compost bin. The compost bin is an interesting place. Lots of live crawly things, and smelly things and composty things. And me searching, searching for a potential butterfly.
Luckily, we found each other. He was rescued… and so was I.
Because “butterfly guilt” is a serious, serious thing. To almost be something, and then not be, for any number of reasons is serious indeed. To miss your potential, your butterfly life, is very serious business.
Then D.R. brought this home from school…
I’m trying hard to focus on my “butterfly life”. Time to move on from the caterpillar-ness and be my “before and after”.
What about you?