It’s a delight to watch beautiful butterflies fly, beautifying the plains and flowers around us. Their fragile body part does not prevent one from noticing these beautiful creatures that confirms the design of a Creator. Before the butterfly reaches its matured stage it has to undergo a period of metamorphosis, i.e. changing its skin and entire look. It has to move from being an egg, a larva, a pupa, and then an adult butterfly. Yeah, I still recall my SHS Biology. Mind you each of the stages is entirely different from the succeeding one. It endures harsh weather conditions and threats from various predators that want to have it as a meal. Through constant and consistent, yet steady growth, it reaches its maturity stage and gains wings to fly, dominating a new terrain and flying over its problems but not flying too high to become too light for the wind to blow it away. In order to survive it must repeat the process of its life cycle by finding a suitor to ‘mate’ with.
At a point in time, we all must undergo changes, entirely different from the previous in order to meet up with this changing and evolving world, yet not compromising on our values. Admiring each stage as we progress and taking the lessons along with us. As Maya Angelou once said, “we delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
My name is Kotey and the most beautiful things are that which change yet remains constant.