Scientific American explains how a caterpillar metamorphoses: ” If you were to cut open a cocoon or chrysalis at just the right time, caterpillar soup would ooze out. But the contents of the pupa are not entirely an amorphous mess. Certain highly organized groups of cells known as imaginal discs survive the digestive process.”
That was me after cancer treatment. Caterpillar soup. Like a caterpillar, I’ve rebirthed, using imagninal cells to organize my new, second life. My new life bears some semblance to my former life, but Nothing Is The Same as Before.