I took a stroll the other day, January 25th, and I came across this little guy. I was amazed, a caterpillar in winter on PEI. At the same time, the temperature was dropping fast, it was unusually mild the last 24 hours. I couldn’t just let him be. I know we should just let nature be, but I couldn’t help feel compelled to help him. As I carried him in my glove walking back to my car, I would look at him, he would lift his top half and I know this might sound crazy, but he looked at me. On my walks, I like to release, meditate, or process life’s events. Today, was all about the caterpillar. I thought about how lucky I was to see him, and how odd. I then realized this was no coincidence.
Caterpillars represent change, transformation, a new beginning. That is exactly what I’m going through in my life at this moment. A new chapter in my life is beginning, changes are happening within myself. I’ve released my past, and facing the future with open arms.
I told myself I am going to face 2012 with an open mind and heart. Face my fears. Take back my power.
Before I left the park, I found spot away from the open waters close to the treeline. I found a nice branch for him. My thoughts were, this little guy gave me so much, the least I can do is give him a second chance, a fighting chance from the cold. Thank you little Caterpillar.