Chrysalis Willow Tree ® Figurine by Susan Lordi.
Protect and cherish; give wings to fly
A chrysalis is the protective covering in which a caterpillar develops into a butterfly. The title is a metaphor for the relationship between a mother and her teen-age daughter ó a time of letting go, in support of emerging independence. A motherís first response is to protect her child. But the greater gift is to provide the love and trust that helps her daughter find wings to fly. The emphasis on this piece is on the daughter. Itís her emerging, her transformation, her unfolding. The title is illustrative of this particular time of life.