Daily Prompt: Immortalized in Stone
December 28, 2012 § 1 Comment
Your personal sculptor is carving a person, thing or event from the last year of your life. What’s the statue of and what makes it so significant?
It would be a statue of a cocoon.
The last couple of years were the scariest of my life, fortunately not for health reasons. But in every other way, yes.
I had to get out of a situation that was untenable and go live in a place that turned out to be a cocoon (the apartment of my dreams). I realized that while I was there and knew I couldn’t stay indefinitely–wherever I went next. So I found the strength to leave the comfort when it was time.
Things are very good now, and it was only in the last few weeks that I realized spending time in that cocoon was not an act of cowardice. That’s where caterpillars have to go to turn into butterflies.
That sounds a little too “precious,” but it occurred to me that that’s what happened: I changed into something better while I was inside it, and now I look at the whole experience differently.