"When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings." ~ Dean Jackson, author of Verses from Somewhere.
"Metamorphosis", 9x12 mixed media painting on Fabriano 140lb watercolour paper.
Already the days are getting longer here in central/eastern Canada. The ground is still covered with a thick blanket of snow and the rinks and rivers are frozen solid.
But change is in the air. In a month or so, the sun will be just a little warmer and the melting will begin.
Much like the butterfly that emerges from four different life stages, nature also transforms itself anew each spring.
The butterfly teaches us that everything is cyclical and that change is good.