The Wisdom of Caterpillars...and Rivers

yellow chrysalis hanging from a branch

Recently, on a warm summer day in Whatcom County, I experienced an enchanted, outdoor massage at the shore of the Nooksack River. It was the day before my birthday, and the completion of a year I’d dedicated to releasing old patterns. During that session, in the shade of a bended tree at the foothills of Mount Baker, an auspicious visitor graced us: a fuzzy, spotted caterpillar.