What do you suppose is in this cocoon, Charlie?
I don't know. A- a- a butterfly, I guess.
No, it's much more beautiful than that. That's a moth cocoon. It's ironic- the butterflies get all the attention, but moths, they spin silk. They're stronger. They're faster.
That's wonderful but...
You see this little hole? This moth's just about to emerge. It's in there right now, struggling. It's digging it's way through the thick hide of the cocoon. Now, I could help it- take my knife, gently widen the opening, and the moth would be free- but it would be too weak to survive. Struggle is nature's way of strengthening it.