Of Walks and Wings {What Cicadas Have To Do With Motherhood}

 

We took a walk down by the river a few weeks ago...

...there's nothing like the sound of crushed leaves beneath your feet paired with the cool autumn air.

Everyone is off discovering something beyond the monotony of his everyday life...

...gazing further than what can usually be seen from within the walls of your house...

...and we discover these guys...

...who seem to be sitting still and going nowhere...

...but in reality, have already shed their infant shells...

...and taken flight in their matured wings.

Did you know that the cicada takes up to 17 years, nestled beneath the shelter of the soil, before it emerges ready to try out it's adult wings?

Be patient, Mama. This is but a short while...preparing them to shed that insufficient shell and take flight. What they will become is being molded day by day, hidden away in the safety of yours and my seemingly mundane world. Ready will be upon us soon enough. Enjoy today.