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INES, I found the butterfly poem....
May 29th, 2005 at 12:38pm
well it's not actually a poem I discovered.  Just a story that made me feel a little better about facing what I had to do regarding my family.  So here it is...


A man found a cocoon of a butterfly.  One day a small opening appeared.  He sat & watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole.  Then it seemed to stop making any progress.  It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no further.  So the man decided to help the butterfly, he took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon.  The butterfly then emerged easily.  But it had a swollen body and small shriveled wings.  The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge & expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time.  Neither happened!

In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings.  It was never able to fly.

What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were nature's way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

I have no idea who wrote it...

Just a little encouragement when the obstacles seem too big, or the 'cocoon' feels like a noose!    
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Re: INES, I found the butterfly poem....
Reply #1 - May 29th, 2005 at 2:13pm
The butterfly's cocoon is called the chrysthalis (sp?)
The struggle to get out of the coccoon is what gives
the butterfly strength to fly.
I have a feeling some of us are really going to soar once we finally break free...

~to new heights and strong wings~
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"all who wander are not lost. . ."&&&&don't know who said it, but i like it.
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