“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”
Buckminster Fuller said that. What a great name. Buckminster.
He, if you don’t know or remember, was an American architect who created the geodesic dome design. He was a prolific writer, designer, inventor. In a nutshell, he did it all.
But he also had some serious ups and downs, losing a child to complications from polio and spinal meningitis, so the sentence that opens this column makes perfect sense if you imagine Mr. Fuller saying it.