Thursday, December 1, 2011

Ugly Duckling Syndrome

In contemplating various metamorphic transformations, I am struck by frequent connotations of improvement and betterment.  The icky, squishy caterpillar rolls itself into a cocoon and emerges as a beautiful butterfly; the ugly duckling turns into an elegant, graceful swan; and so on.  But caterpillars can be beautiful too. This one deserves to appear in a quilt one day.


4 comments:

Margaret Cooter said...

Such a beautiful creature! Looks rather like a cinnabar moth caterpillar, but they don't have "hairs" as far as I know.

Diane Perin Hock said...

He IS a memorable caterpillar. Don't you wonder what sort of butterfly he became?

Del said...

And she did appear on a quilt - a truly wonderful heart touching quilt. Thank you.

Diane Perin Hock said...

Ah! I'm glad you recognized this little creature, Del!