“Where do butterflies come from?” The Kids ask.
The Kids are curious little explorers, they love to learn. Scientists would be a stretch – scientists only in the loosest stretch of enlightenment concept of the profession. So they’re a bit fuzzy on technical process, more interested in spectacular results.
The creation of a butterfly is quite spectacular. “The butterfly is born a caterpillar – a fuzzy little worm, except it has legs.” I think. “Pretty sure is has legs. Either way, it sort of turns into this chrysalis”
“Crystals? Real crystals?”
“Well, they’re real, but not crystals.”
“Awww! No fair.”
“Chrysalis.” I continue. “It’s like shell it makes around itself. A sleeping bag sort of.”
“Can we go camping tonight?”
“Uhm. No. Listen. So it’s in this little sack. And the whole bug turns into this clear goo.”
“No, it’s really cool. The caterpillar dissolves and then reorganizes itself into a butterfly.”
“What? It’s like uhm. To re sort. Make something new.”
“So where do butterflies come from?”
“Haven’t you been listening to me?” But I just get this blank look. “Butterflies are born of magic unicorns. The unicorns know a magic spell.”
“You betcha.” Plenty of time for the truth later, I suppose.
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