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Caterpillar to butterfly metamorphosis
« on: December 14, 2016, 12:02:33 AM »
Does anyone know of any great philosophical quotes about the symbolism of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly? I would love to read them.
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Re: Caterpillar to butterfly metamorphosis
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2016, 04:36:00 AM »
I do not. But then, I'm not the type who puts any stock whatsoever in symbols.

Superficial meaning is... Superficial.
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Re: Caterpillar to butterfly metamorphosis
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2016, 04:57:08 PM »
Paging Magdalena!
But, uh...well there it is.


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Re: Caterpillar to butterfly metamorphosis
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2016, 05:08:31 PM »
I'm just a student of the game that they taught me.


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Re: Caterpillar to butterfly metamorphosis
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2016, 10:40:18 PM »
Paging Magdalena!

 :chasingbutterfly:
No, I don't know of any great philosophical quotes about the symbolism of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly...sorry.  :-\
 
The only reason I chose a butterfly in my avatar is because when I came here I noticed that some people had animals in their avatars. Over the years I've seen cats, dogs, snakes, (dragons), monkeys, deer, bears, horses, flying squirrels, chickens, lions, birds, scorpions, (Woggle-Bugs), Über-Asmos, and...I think I've also seen owls, saber–toothed tigers, fish, and crows.  :notsure:

So I thought, "Maybe I need to have an animal in my avatar, but what's left, we almost have the whole zoo!?"  I just wanted an avatar with a non-threatening, beautiful, colorful animal, you know, not likely to cause anxiety--that's all.  :shrug: Hmm... :notsure: I never stopped to think about those with Lepidopterophobia. No one has that:eyeroll: No one hates butterflies. No one associates butterflies with negative things. Wait, did I just say...  :eyebrow:...Never mind.

Let me see, what else? I have no butterfly tattoos either. I didn't come here to go through some type of metamorphosis or anything like that either...Wait, I came here as a happy atheist, and I will leave as a slightly angry atheist...so...that might be my metamorphosis right there.  :chin:
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Edit: Just remembered to include chickens, lions, birds, saber–toothed tigers, and a fish.
...And now I have to add beautiful scorpions to the list.  ;D
And...a Woggle-Bug and an Über-Asmo --whatever those are.  :-\
« Last Edit: December 15, 2016, 11:04:42 AM by Magdalena »


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Re: Caterpillar to butterfly metamorphosis
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2016, 11:42:11 PM »
Over the years I've seen cats, dogs, snakes, (dragons), monkeys, deer, bears, horses, flying squirrels, chickens, lions, birds, and...I think I've also seen owls, saber–toothed tigers, fish, and crows.  :notsure:
Asmos. Have those been observed?  :(
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Re: Caterpillar to butterfly metamorphosis
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2016, 09:12:12 AM »
Over the years I've seen cats, dogs, snakes, (dragons), monkeys, deer, bears, horses, flying squirrels, chickens, lions, birds, and...I think I've also seen owls, saber–toothed tigers, fish, and crows.  :notsure:
Asmos. Have those been observed?  :(
But The Asmo is not an animal.  :headscratch: And I know He loves rats, but He's never had an avatar with a rat. :smileshake: Has He?  :eyebrow: If He has, I'll edit my post and I'll add a rat to the list, just to show Him that He has been observed and always will be. :)


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Re: Caterpillar to butterfly metamorphosis
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2016, 10:45:15 AM »
Caterpillar sheds its skin
To find a butterfly within

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Re: Caterpillar to butterfly metamorphosis
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2016, 10:52:41 AM »
Over the years I've seen cats, dogs, snakes, (dragons), monkeys, deer, bears, horses, flying squirrels, chickens, lions, birds, and...I think I've also seen owls, saber–toothed tigers, fish, and crows.  :notsure:
Asmos. Have those been observed?  :(
But The Asmo is not an animal.  :headscratch: And I know He loves rats, but He's never had an avatar with a rat. :smileshake: Has He?  :eyebrow: If He has, I'll edit my post and I'll add a rat to the list, just to show Him that He has been observed and always will be. :)
But... But... THE Asmo is an Über-Asmo. Regular Asmos are... Asmos.
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Re: Caterpillar to butterfly metamorphosis
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2016, 11:07:08 AM »
Over the years I've seen cats, dogs, snakes, (dragons), monkeys, deer, bears, horses, flying squirrels, chickens, lions, birds, and...I think I've also seen owls, saber–toothed tigers, fish, and crows.  :notsure:
Asmos. Have those been observed?  :(
But The Asmo is not an animal.  :headscratch: And I know He loves rats, but He's never had an avatar with a rat. :smileshake: Has He?  :eyebrow: If He has, I'll edit my post and I'll add a rat to the list, just to show Him that He has been observed and always will be. :)
But... But... THE Asmo is an Über-Asmo. Regular Asmos are... Asmos.
Fine. If I added a dragon and a Woggle-Bug to the list I guess I can also add an Über-Asmo.  :smilenod:


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