Out of my cocoon

In the depth of my winter of divorce settlement despair I had cocooned myself away from the world and went through a reflective journey remembering who I had been, discovering who I had become and imagining who I wanted to change into. I saw this as an opportunity and a place to heal. I had been that frightened, aimless caterpillar, but I became safe in my cocoon. Here I would undergo a metamorphosis, transform into a beautiful butterfly, shake my wings and, come spring, would fly away from the darkness.

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.However, at some stage I became distracted.

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..Then the metamorphosis process got a little bit out of sync.

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And so here I am.

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Image  courtesy- Bookworm[Nirots]; Owl [Simon Howden]:FreeDigitalPhotos.net

21 thoughts on “Out of my cocoon

  1. About a week ago, I watched an owl that had perched itself upon a tree in my backyard. I love owls! Especially the way they can turn there heads completely around to see.

    If you’ve ever walked around with blinders on, this is indeed a metamorphosis!

  2. Elizabeth, I definitely can relate, as I have reverted to my cocoon this week. As I reflect on these last year couple of years and this latest heartache, I have come to understand that I, too, lost my way, or at least, I feel like I did. That said, I am wondering if you ever really lose your way, or if you just take a different route to get to where you are meant to be. I am so impatient with myself and with this journey, and I sometimes lose sight of the journey itself, as I get so focused on the outcome. Whether we are a caterpillar, a butterfly, or a wise owl, may we always love who we are and enjoy the process and the journey.

  3. Like Krisitijo, I suspect we always get to where we’re meant to be, even if we had another plan in mind. Congrats on your arrival! And here’s to all your unknown destinations!

  4. Terrific post Elizabeth! You never know how life is going to turn out! You just need to trust!

    Just wanted to say thank you for your wonderful support. I am very grateful that you take the time to check out my blogs.

    Have an awesome day!

    Cheers,
    Fred

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