Oracle of Proverbs really are beautiful!
Today's is illustrated wonderfully with a life-cycle scene. I love the subtle, warm shades of the butterfly's wings, the deep colours of the cocoon, and the cute creepy-crawliness of the caterpillar. It's an interesting image to choose for this proverb. Normally, I'd associate it more with going somewhere different, or doing something different, from your everyday life. Here, instead, we are taken to a far more dramatic transformation: a change at a deeper level. A change too self identity, rather than just to mundane pursuits. It's curious, as well, because with the cocoon in there, it points to the idea that something which looks like rest may still be very active...
Have to say, being pregnant I almost always feel like I could do with a rest these days. Though there is plenty of change going on, too :) I find it strange that I often feel most energised when I'm tired, if it's that I'm buzzing with ideas and plans and therefore can't sleep. Other times, when I do actually rest, I wake feeling lethargic, perhaps because I have nothing driving me onward. Anyhow, we'll just have to wait and see what kind of day today will be, and if I feel tired, maybe I can take the suggestion to work on something different for a while.
I am grateful for the variety of life.