The worm-like Caterpillar munches his way
through fragrant leaves, and sated, rests;
becoming, when he wakes,
a miracle of grace and beauty.
We move from infancy to old age
also changing in astonishing ways
as life alters us;
To be fully human, we must feel.
Sometimes joyful, at other times agonizing,
the emotions make us who we are.
Each person who touches us,
adds substance and meaning to our lives;
and each experience, painful or joyous,
teaches us how to live.
© Ellie Maziekien