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Visual Inspiration: Change and the Butterfly

Valerie

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly,
but rarely admit the changes it has
gone through to achieve that beauty.
– Maya Angelou

Good morning and happy Tuesday! I don't know about you, but I am VERY ready for spring to arrive! It has been a long, cold winter here in the Northeast, and I am greatly looking forward to all of the wonderful signs of seasonal change, new beginnings, hope, and renewal that spring brings with her — the young robins emerging from their nests, crocus and daffodils popping up here and there from beneath the melting snow and ice, and the young green buds appearing on the barren tree branches… It is my favorite time of year!

It is also the time of year when butterflies emerge from their chrysalises. The miraculous metamorphosis of the caterpillar into a butterfly is a beautiful symbol for change and transformation. When I came across this quote by Maya Angelou, I knew it was perfect for today's Visual Inspiration! Her words serve as an important reminder that change is not always an easy process. (It can be hard. Really hard, sometimes.) But the beauty of the outcome — like the caterpillar that transforms itself into a butterfly — makes it ALL worthwhile!!

I hope you enjoy today's Visual Inspiration ♥

Change

© 2014 Valerie Rickel

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