Inside a caterpillar Tuesday July 10, 2007, 4 comments

“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”

- R. Buckminster Fuller

Long-time readers here are aware of the numerous quotes on the left side of this website. If you only ever access the site by RSS, I highly recommend giving them a look through. There is some very inspirational stuff there, in my opinion.

Which is why I have them there, I guess.

Of all of them, I think the quote above is my most favorite. It is the one that my mind continually iterates through, finding deeper and deeper meaning.

Maybe I’m just nuts.


Comments

Ann Torrence Tuesday July 10, 2007


Nor can the caterpillar be hurried along. Break open a cocoon, and you will have neither caterpillar nor butterfly. The caterpillar doesn’t even know why it turns inward. It appears from the outside that nothing is happening. Berating, pleading, anxious fretting, medicating will not stir that caterpillar. It takes as long as it takes to metamorphose into something new. Rarely does it happen as quickly as I want it to.

“Don’t just do something – sit there”
AT

Adrian Tuesday July 10, 2007


No Anne, the caterpillar cannot be rushed. The butterfly will take all the time it needs.

Sometimes the wait is infuriating though.

Toby Tuesday July 10, 2007


Good things come to those who wait – but it is not the waiting aspect of this quote that catches my attention it is the beautiful reminder to not ever judge or dismiss – anyone can ultimately be anything :)

Is your personal butterfly hidden or exposed?

Jorge Wednesday July 11, 2007


Wow, Toby.

Talk about PERSONAL. ;)

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