Humans see hope in the life cycle of the butterfly. It begins with the boring fat, lumpy caterpillar pupa, wraps itself in a chrysalis, and emerges a thing of beauty and wonder. This emergence also correlates with spring, which I would wager to say, almost everyone awaits with impatience and expectation.
The symbolism, of course does not just come from the life cycle. No one would care about thebutterfly'stransition if notfor it's amazing colors and graceful flight. The shimmering, delicate color of the butterfly wing comes from the tiny scales that cover each wing. I know from experience that these scales make it nearly impossible to recreate the intricacy of the wing. Each color has subtle differentiation between the scales. It's no wonder that people are so amazed by these little insects that fly through our world!