When we got home today, there was a caterpillar on the front door frame. We looked at it for a minute and each took a turn touching him gently (“no smoosh him!”). Then we went inside and I was describing the caterpillar-to-butterfly phenomenon in pretty much the same terms in which my parents had explained it to me (probably the same terms that have been used for generations by pretty much everybody). Then I was like “Oh, yeah—YouTube”.
Instead of me just telling you some story, we watched and discussed. (Sg, I was asking you what you thought would happen inside the “shell” at about the time the caterpillar’s discarded skin fell away, and you said “Oh! His head pop off!”) The fact that the first video I clicked on had a Deerhoof soundtrack was lagniappe.