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Call it metamorphosis, call it life...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

While butterflies are incredibly delicate on the surface, if you take the time to stop and think about it, they actually display incredible strength in their short lives.  

Think about it:  these are creatures that hatch, have the immediate focus of eating as much as they possibly can (kind of an awesome start) so that they can then take a nap, and then they emerge as a beautiful and completely new entity. 

Now pause for a moment.  Think about the life of a human.  

Sure, it's drawn out over a much longer time period, but humans (or magic skeletons, as I've taken to calling them lately) are born, eat a whole bunch, sleep quite a bit, and turn into really amazing people. 

Maybe it's because I'm working in a middle school now and I'm suddenly able to see all sorts of magic skeletons as they're on the verge of becoming the beautiful new entities that they'll be for most of the rest of their lives, but I've found myself drawn to butterflies even more than usual.  

Call it metamorphosis, call it life.  Call it what you will.  It's pretty amazing. 

What's sustainable about this outfit? 

: the top was thrifted
: the leggings are made of recycled plastic bottles
: the booties are hand-me-downs from my mum

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