Welcome back to Tuesday's Takeaways!
This week our Top Quotes are about the fluttering beauties we call butterflies... both in our stomachs and in nature!
"I look to the sunrise
Only to find myself
Wrapped in a cocoon of worry"
-Kathleen Conlon, Vampires at Dawn
"but you, still cocooned in your hopes
are shielded from failure knocking at your door,
mocking kisses from the gods"
-Mic Braun, seasonal kisses
"Did you know, most butterflies can only live for two weeks?
When I found this out, it all began to make sense
because I often found myself throwing up dead ones."
-Izaura Danilova, Sorry if my forever isn't what you thought it would be.
"they say a chrysalis is simply a mess of muck, the collapse of a life in the pause before a butterfly"
-Sarah Einav, A Lesson in Resilience
"so your toes grow petals,
and your legs are stalks,
and butterflies and ladybugs go free
from the earth of your chest"
-Joshua Avin, My Dad and Modest Mouse
"You gave me butterflies when you came into my life, and when you left I felt them die and now they’re sitting here, giving me this sickening feeling I never signed up for"
-Emily Shrem, goodbye for now
"Her bosom opens cages to let her soul fly.
She was a caterpillar trapped in a cocoon,
Until she broke free of her insecurities. "
-Sammie King, SHE IS IMAGO DEI
Can you relate to any of these? Do you get butterflies reading these quotes? Let us know in the comments!
Although some caterpillars convert their entire body into a sort of gooey substance when undergoing transformation, researchers at Georgetown University proved that moths can retain at least some of the memories they had when they were caterpillars, meaning that the neurons that store their memories survive the enzyme digestive process that converts the rest of their body. Interestingly enough, this was only possible when the caterpillars were trained close to the time of their metamorphosis.
Next week's theme is going to be about lies.
Make sure to stay tuned! <3
-Mic and Gina
Stuck in the loop
Stuck in the Library is proud to present Tuesday's Takeaways, a new segment on our blog!
Each week we will post some of our favorite quotes from past publications.
Be sure to comment on your favorite quotes, and
make sure to stay tuned!
- Mic and Gina <3
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