Latin saying- A posse ad esse
Meaning- From possibility to actuality
We love the idea of metamorphosis.
Our ability to transform ourselves gives us hope.
Here is the dark truth bomb.
Most butterfly eggs DON’T MAKE IT.
Most caterpillars DON’T MAKE IT.
Most cocoons DONT MAKE IT.
The odds are actually really grim.
Out of 400 eggs, 8 might make it to the butterfly stage.
That’s 1 out of 50.
That’s a 2% survival rate.
Those are SHITTY ODDS! ...
Most of us feel like fat little caterpillars aching to become what we instinctively know we can, crossing our fingers that we survive the process.
But we rarely look back and see how much we have already survived.
We rarely see that we are already the butterfly.
We made it.
We are the 2%! That’s the good news!
But we need to hurry- we need to keep the cycle going and gift the world with our magic before it too late.
We have to do what we came here to do before the wasps, ants, parasitic flies, birds, snakes, toads, rats, lizards, dragonflies and monkeys make us their lunch.
This piece is part of my "Dead Language, Undead Truth" collection, which includes black and white illustrations that symbolize the latin phrase I paired them with.
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