What Raising Butterflies Taught Me About Miscarriage

How I learned to live with pain and possibility.

Emily PG Erickson
Jun 18, 2020 · 4 min read
Photo by David Clode on Unsplash

When a butterfly emerges from its chrysalis, it has at most two hours to stretch out its wings. If it doesn’t, its wings will dry shut. The butterfly will never fly. It can’t live. That’s it. There isn’t anything anyone can do.