“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” Maya Angelou

I enjoy going to art galleries and marveling at the beauty of the paintings there. I know though that these paintings did not always look like the finished product.  They all began with a blank canvas not too attractive in its own right but full of possibilities. The artist then working from their place of imagination and inspiration fills the canvas with their idea of beauty. There are many steps in the process. It is a good reminder to be patient with the process. Before the butterfly comes the caterpillar.