Penelope sat by the river feeling somewhat melancholy when Brian came by and sat a little distance from her.
There was a long pause.
'so...nice day huh!?' Said Brian, with an unusually bright tone.
'I guess it is' Replied Penelope without enthusiasm.
'I found this caterpillar I thought you might like to meet' said Brian with rising excitement 'since we were discussing metamorphosis just the other day. The caterpillar said, while he's feeling a little anxious about the change he's very excited about the prospect of flying.'
Penelope's mood lightened as she considered the process of change and what it'd be like to go to sleep a caterpillar and wake up a butterfly.