These questions are difficult for me to answer. Often times, I feel like I fail at many things, though I give everything all I have. Am I too critical? I have been told that I have the worst self-esteem of anyone. Would that be my accomplishment? That I have accomplished a low self-esteem?
Back in the spring of 2008, my son and I visited a butterfly farm and purchased a caterpillar to raise into a Monarch butterfly. It was an amazing process to witness. I photographed every stage from the larva eating milkweed, to forming the chrysalis, and finally “her” emergence, which I also video taped. I definitely felt that I had accomplished something that day.
Having a child and raising him has given me a sense of accomplishment, but it requires much more involvement. One thing has been for certain, I haven’t been able to just sit and photograph him growing and maturing into a young person…who will later become a man. Yes, a man! Someone recently told me that I was raising a man. YIKES!
Raising the Monarch was much easier and quicker.
Here are the highlights of our Monarch’s metamorphosis.