A Monday Kind of Metamorphosis- The Final Chapter

Part 7 It was a Monday. All of Allison’s 5 original larvae had made the metamorphosis into butterflies by Sunday evening. We had enjoyed watching the transformation. The seemingly lifeless chrysalis had remained unchanged by our eyes for the entire last week. And yet,...

A Monday Kind of Metamorphosis-Part 6

Part 6 It was a Monday. It was a week ago that hospice called to say that Mom had passed. When the family gathered in her hospice room, I couldn’t help but feel that the role Mom played as the keeper of the family had been handed to me. Before she had passed, she had...

A Monday Kind of Metamorphosis- Part 5

It was a Monday.  Allie’s caterpillars had gone into full chrysalis mode. The once live, moving, growing creatures were now still. If one didn’t know better, you might think the caterpillars were dead. Their outer bodies had become a protective shell, while inside...