I remember going to tide pools as a child and having a good time but not grasping that the rock like stuff I was walking on were animals. I am not sure Clara or John "got it" this trip. They did get the star fish! We saw many crabs stuck in the grasp of starfish. Boy, it was graphic and exciting!
Butterflies are known for their unusual life cycle that includes a spectacular metamorphosis from caterpillar to a colorful winged adult. They have an erratic yet graceful flight pattern that attracts attention when they pass. The Ancient Greek word for butterfly is psȳchē, which means soul. I particularly admire their symmetry and kaleidoscope of colors.