Out of the twilight dawns a new day giving rise to new beginnings. The sun warms the cool breeze, monarchs complete their metamorphosis, and a large turtle suns himself by the water as I reflect on this past year.
I am presently in Orlando with 3M Executive and Spiritual Fitness Coach, Jeff Bullion, supporting his launch of a new men’s circle. This morning Jeff shared that he and his partner, Dawn, recently collected twenty-five monarch butterfly caterpillars from their yard and placed them carefully in their screened-in porch. Within a couple of days the caterpillars had turned to chrysalis’. Each was pale green with a golden crown. A few days later they turned brownish black, and within 10 days turned translucent showing a monarch cramped inside.
Almost simultaneously each of the monarch hatched and began to unfold their wings pumping fluid into them from their swollen bellies. The metamorphosis was grand. They were later released to go their journey to Mexico.