You get the metaphor, right? We go through cycles many times in our lives, hatching, growing, transforming and then flying. You don't have to grieve when you're not in the winged butterfly stage of your life. Be where you are; you're still growing. No one starts out as a butterfly.
And when you're in the butterfly stage you have to know that "this too shall pass," as life brings its ups and downs-the broad places and the narrow places. If you're in caterpillar mode, don't worry, you'll fly, but before you do, you'll need to grow as a caterpillar. The time will come to rest inside your cocoon. Then, only when the time is right, you'll fly.
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