It was a beautiful morning and something told Turtle to take the back road to Pond. As Turtle approached the giant sycamore, which stood on the north shore, he noticed the tree was lined with scores of cocoons. As Turtle drew closer, he saw that the cocoons were breaking up and beautiful butterflies, slowly, through their struggles, were emerging.
Excitedly Turtle quickened his pace and drew within ear shot. He overheard one butterfly say to another, “This struggle to break out was the most painful thing I’ve ever experienced. I should have stayed inside. It was so peaceful.”
A second butterfly replied, “O to me the struggle was beautiful. I was so happy to know, soon, I would be free. I was singing as a broke through the shell.”
Then a third added, “You two are both wrong. For me there was only the realization that I was fulfilling destiny.
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