Once upon a time there lived a community of caterpillars who were very happy. One day tragedy struck. You see, the town elder who was the oldest and wisest of all the caterpillars, fell into a deep, deep sleep. No one could wake him.
They placed the guards around the elder’s bed to protect him and keep him from harm. Somehow in the middle of the night, a spirit crept in and locked the elder in a damp, dark cage.
Many months went by and try as they may, the caterpillars could not release their leader from his terrible fate.
The caterpillars had lost all hope of ever seeing the elder again. One morning a terrified guard came from their leader’s bedside shouting that the Elder’s cage was trembling and about to burst.
They carried the cage to the center of town. From a safe distance, they watched as the trembling became more violent. There was a great explosion. From the midst of the smoke came the most beautiful and terrifying creature they had ever seen. The creature had sleek and brilliant wings containing all the colors of the rainbow.
They looked into the creature’s eyes and in shock realized that they were looking into the eyes of their beloved elder. They cried in unison, “Master, what miracle has befallen you?”
The elder smiled upon all of his friends and said, “within you all lies a being even more beautiful than I am. To find this creature you must do but one thing. Do not fear change, but instead, embrace it!”