Welcome to the Words of Advice, the sequels to the Messages of Hope. They're a little different, but the same basic idea- a message I need to share with you all.
NOTE: I haven't invited anyone but my quintet yet, so if you're seeing this...you're early! x3
You know how we will never know what happens inside a cocoon, but whatever it is comes out as a butterfly? Perhaps, if you looked inside a cocoon, you'd expect to see a caterpillar growing wings. Well that's absolutely incorrect, because we actually DO know what happens in a cocoon, and it's entirely unexpected.
Inside the cocoon, a caterpillar literally digests itself. Yes, look it up. It completely dissolves, and then all the particles are swirling around in chaos within the cocoon for a while, rearranging themselves into a completely new shape. Finally, a butterfly emerges, rebuilt from the pieces of its old, inferior self.
Knowing this, we can apply it a little more to ourselves.
Let's be honest, caterpillars are ugly, and they don't help you, they just desecrate your garden. "We destroy plants, but hey, we'll be butterflies one day, so you're not allowed to kill us!" They can get pretty annoying. But they're growing. This is how it's supposed to be.
You need to remember that, as a caterpillar, you can always be better...whether you're amazing or horrible, it doesn't really matter, because you're not finished growing quite yet!
Then they go hide away, and dissolve, digesting themselves. That might be where you are. Hiding from the world, falling apart, and everything is swirling around in chaos...
You know how "digest" also means "understand or assimilate by a period of reflection"? Well, not everything is chaos... you're reflecting on your life. Eventually, you realize your potential to be a butterfly. So you rearrange your life into something better, something beautiful, something that can go further than you've ever gone before, and with grace...
A butterfly emerges.
You might realize, at this point, that a newborn butterfly is still pretty useless. It is beautiful, but it can't fly. But don't stop here! Perhaps you can't fly just yet; there's still some residue from your transformation. That's okay. Flap your wings a few times to dry them off, and try again. You'll get it soon enough...
And then? Then... you will be what you were always meant to be: beautiful, helpful, free. By the way, butterflies can pollinate- and hey, you can help too! Look for opportunities- you may even get a little nectar back from it.
So what's my word of advice?
"Keep growing! You've always had a butterfly within you, even if you have to dissolve to find it."
MESSAGES OF HOPE
The Law of 10%
Fallen Down https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/25544142/
Before the Rainbow
WORDS OF ADVICE
Hide & Seek
Lemons, Rocks, and Rainstorms