The Caterpillar said, “We can always begin again!”

“My Gentle Granddaughter Nadia with a Gentle Caterpillar at age 5”
©Jane H. Johann, Palmyra, WI 2014

The Caterpillar

I watched the caterpillar move confidently up the length of the stem, up and over and around and down again. She repeated her pattern from stem to stem. Suddenly, it found itself introverted –suspended upside down. As the blade of grass bent with the breeze, the caterpillar’s mind found itself in a spiral whirlwind, moving freshly into a new reality, a new awareness.

Yes, just like the caterpillar, we can never go back to where we once were. There is no back, only a forward movement. Each touch, each experience is similar in some way to what was previous but now with a different nuance, a different perspective. We are forever changed, evolving on the spiral staircase. Like the caterpillar, our life presents to us new opportunities with each step forward. Each encounter brings something new to us, offering us a new choice, a new beginning!

Ever ending is a new beginning…

How beautiful is that! We can always begin again!

Monarch Caterpillar ©Jane H. Johann
Palmyra, WI 2016


6 thoughts on “The Caterpillar said, “We can always begin again!”

  1. Jan Stewart says:

    Amen! She’s Beautiful, by the way! Jan


  2. Amen and amen! 🙂 ❤


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