Butterfly Fever

The book I have in the works is making me laugh as I write it, so I’m hoping it makes you laugh while you read it! It’s a humorous love story about a woman who adores butterflies. That’s not all it’s about, but I won’t spoil things just yet. My working title right now is Butterfly Fever. I’m thinking about butterflies now, and I found this little story I liked. Enjoy this along with a photo of a butterfly from our front yard!

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A story is told of a caterpillar named Yellow who was trying to find out what she should be doing with her life. In her wanderings she discovered another caterpillar seemingly caught in some gauzy, hairy filament. Concerned, she asked if she could help. He explained that this was all part of the process of becoming a butterfly. When she heard the word butterfly, her whole insides leapt. “But what is a butterfly?” The cocooned caterpillar explained: “It’s what you are meant to become.” Yellow was intrigued but a bit defiant. “How can I believe there’s a butterfly inside you or me when all I see is a fuzzy worm?” On further reflection she pensively asked, “How does one become a butterfly?” And the answer? “You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.”

(By Trina Paulus’, HOPE FOR THE FLOWERS)

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