A butterfly emerging from a chrysalis is an embarrassingly obvious metaphor for a human undergoing a transition phase into a new future.
I am a human undergoing a transition phase into a new future.
In a visual sense, I’m transforming from a beautiful butterfly slowly into a wrinkled old maggot/caterpillar thing. But that’s only a surface change. In another sense, I’m metamorphosing from a maggot-brained child-human into the magnificent, mature, awesome-brained old person I’m working on.
I like to think so, anyway. It compensates for the maggoty appearance.
Here are the photos. I took them in a butterfly house near Totnes after my lens stopped steaming up.