The chrysalis breaks open. A small head emerges. She looks about, amazed by the new world before her.
Slowly, she works her way out of the safety of her cocoon. She preens and shakes and shivers in the open air.
Gently, she beings to spread her iridescent wings. Her colors are unique and magical, shades of pink and purple and shimmering pearlescent white.
Softly, the wind blows as she stretches out and takes flight. The light strikes her wings as she begins to soar and flutter. She sparkles in the morning sun. A new stage of her life begins.
Happy birthday, little one. Happy birthday indeed!