Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Makings of a Chrysalis

A succulent creature flaunting such lovely colours is a fine example of Mother Nature's bountiful work. It fed voraciously on this tough fan-like leaf before deciding to curl up below for the chrysalis stage. The whole metamorphosis is as esoteric as the eventual winged beauty itself. I take a bow to Mother nature.

“The butterfly's attractiveness derives not only from colors and symmetry: deeper motives contribute to it.

We would not think them so beautiful if they did not fly, or if they flew straight and briskly like bees, or if they stung,

or above all if they did not enact the perturbing mystery of metamorphosis: the latter assumes in our eyes the value of a badly decoded message, a symbol, a sign.”

-Primo Levi

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