The Monarch- A Story of Hope for BPD
Words often associated with the Monarch butterfly
Optimism, Hope, Change, Progression, Freedom, Flight, Cycles, Development, Evolution, Beauty, Sensitive, Delicate, Astute, Aware, Different, Loyal, Determined, Tenacity, Charm, Mystery, Magnificent, Magical, Biological Phenomena
Self Development and Hope for Change
Caterpillar Stage- We liken the caterpillar stage to the journey that we all take throughout life- self improvement and development. The caterpillar is not considered to be the most aesthetically appealing of stages in the life cycle of the Monarch however within the caterpillar lies the making of one of the most beautiful and graceful of the butterfly species. We have chosen this image to represent our journey towards growth and advancement , two caterpillars on that same journey, evolving and en route for spectacular change, representative of our commonality in the BPD community one would hope.
Metamorphosis- The chrysalis, or pupal skin, of the Monarch is strikingly perfect in formation, its appearance resembling a strong and protective vessel, withholding the miraculous transformation that lies within. The caterpillar having completely shed its outer layer has now been whittled down to a gene juice that will form into the Monarch. We have chosen this image as it shows the Monarch at different stages of Metamorphosis, representative of the changes and development that we go through as humans. We also wanted to demonstrate that we are all at different stages of our personal journey and can, regardless of that cohabit and be inspired and motivated by one another. The chrysalis is a vivid green to start out, prior to the emergence of the Monarch this will become transparent, likening this to our own development, the ability to reveal more about ourselves whilst gaining the confidence through growth.
Did you know? In Australia the Monarch is often referred to as ‘The Wanderer’
A story through images
The many colours of ‘personality’