It seems butterflies are more or less the quintessential metaphor for transformation - am I right?
But what about clinginess and hesitation?
Because of a good friend, whose enthusiasm and butterfly obsession rubbed off on me, I had the honor of 'raising' a bunch of caterpillars from egg to adult Monarch - a one month and six day project that became strangely addictive.
Besides learning that the little buggers are basically eating and pooping machines until they go into chrysalis stage, I was able to watch and predict their process of emergence, right down to the hour.
Nature can teach you a thing or two patient observation.