The Caterpillar

C in the leaves

“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” — Buckminster Fuller

Facing challenges at the moment — schools, evaluations, finances — I reflect on the words of the psychologist who was the first to give us C’s autism diagnosis: “No one can tell you where your son will be in ten years, ten months, ten weeks, or even ten days. These children are full of surprises.”

Just like the caterpillar.


  1. “Facing challenges at the moment — schools, evaluations, finances —”

    “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

  2. Sending you thoughts. I’m in a similar place with much on my head. I’m going to try to adapt the caterpillar metaphor.