| The Old Man and the Butterfly

Posted by admin at 2005, October 17, 10:51 PM
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There was a wonderful old man who loved everything. Animals, spiders, insects ...


One day while walking through the woods, the nice old man found a cocoon. He decided to take the cocoon home to watch its beautiful transformation from a little cocoon to a beautiful butterfly.


He gently placed the cocoon on his kitchen table and watched over it for days.


One day the cocoon started to move. It moved frantically! The old man felt sorry for the little butterfly inside. He watched it struggle and struggle! ㄈサみkУwWW.fAIry-TAlE。iNfoC

Finally the old man rushed to its aid with a scalpel and gently slit the cocoon so the butterfly could emerge.


Just one slice was all it took, and the butterfly broke free from its cocoon only to wilt over in a completely motionless state. ò€^ハDWWw.faIry-TALe.iNFO√ネ∝flㄩ

The old man did not know what to think. Had he accidentally killed the little butterfly? No, it was still moving a little bit. Maybe it was sick. ゐㄌ々wwW.faIRY-tALe.inFoJㄛ%SСも˙

 He was quite perplexed. He decided the best thing he could do for the butterfly was to place it gently back into its cocoon. ì∈∧WWw。FaIry-tALE。InfOㄠZ

He did so, and placed a drop of honey on it to seal the cocoon, leaving the butterfly to nestle in its natural state. ※ㄞ∷ㄈwww.FaiRy-TaLe.iNFO6zγS

The next day he noticed that the cocoon was moving again. It struggled and struggled. Finally the butterfly broke free from its cocoon and stretched its wings out. Its beautiful wings were filled with wonderful colors! It took off! It was flying! wwW.fAiry-tale。INfOùゑひq#∏

And that wonderful butterfly flew and flew till it was almost out of the old man's sight. What a joy, he exclaimed! But then he started to think. What did I do wrong by trying to help that beautiful little butterfly out at first? The old man went to the library and read every book he could find on butterflies and cocoons. WWw。FAiry-taLE。INFoゎθИホク

Finally the answer appeared. The butterfly has to struggle and struggle while inside the cocoon. That's how it gets its strength. That's just what they are designed to overcome in order to be strong and beautiful.


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