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.

5 Comments

  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.