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In the garden there's a caterpillar
and a snail, and they're basically best friends.
They hang out 24/7, they do dinner, movie nights,
crafts, oh, and they're like, really into cosplay
on top of whatever else caterpillars and snails do,
like eat leaves or something.
Anyways, one day they're on their way to a party
that's right outside the garden,
and they have to go through the fence to get there.
So the caterpillar goes right through,
but the snail is stuck.
Her shell is just too big and it won't fit under the wire.
So she's like, "Crap, I can't get through.
"Maybe like, can you lift up the wire,
"or maybe we can build a little bridge or something?"
And the caterpillar's like, "Dude, just go under."
But she can't.
There's just no way that the shell is going to fit.
The caterpillar is like, "Go under, come on.
"We're going to be late and I'm trying to hook up
"with that super cute ladybug."
But it's not happening.
The shell will not fit under the wire, and at this point,
Snail's getting kind of frustrated,
because it's not like she doesn't want to go to the party,
but for some reason Caterpillar just isn't getting it.
"Yeah, it's not that easy for me.
"I just can't crawl under the fence like you can,
"so I would really appreciate your help here.
"Maybe we can like, go a different way, or the-"
And this just sets the caterpillar off.
"What the heck.
"Just because I can crawl under stuff doesn't mean
"that I have it easy, do you even know what it's like "to have sixteen feet?
"You don't, because finding shoes is a complete nightmare."
"Whoa, whoa, whoa, I'm not saying you have it easy,
"I'm just saying I can't go under the fence
"because of my shell, that's it.
"I have a shell and you don't,
"and there's some stuff that's easier for you
"that's harder for me, just like,
"I don't know jack about finding shoes
"'cause I don't have feet."
Caterpillar thinks about this for a second
and realizes the snail is right,
and he's never had to think about shells or slimy trails,
and that's a privilege that the snail has never had,
because she has to think about that stuff all the time.
That's part of being a snail.
And it's kind of like that for everyone, right?
I mean, we all have our own struggles and challenges,
and some of them are small, and some of them are huge
and really unfair and beyond our control.
And a lot of the time it can be hard
to see what someone else deals with
because you've never been in their shoes or shell.
Maybe you're gay, or trans,
have a disability or different religion.
Or of course, the obvious one,
you're a member of a different race.
I don't know what it's like to be you,
and you don't know what it's like to be me.
So it's really important to stop
and try and see the other side
so we can help each other overcome those obstacles.
Together.
It's like, sometimes you're the snail,
and sometimes you're the caterpillar.
Oh yeah, then the snail and the caterpillar figure it out.
They went to the other side of the garden.
They could get through a little break in the fence.
And while it took a little longer to get to the party,
They did the trip together, which is what made it so great.
So they got to the party,
the caterpillar hooked up with the ladybug,
Snail taught everyone how to do the Wobble,
and the party was everything.
The end.
This video was illustrated by the very talented and lovely Kat Blaque,
and written and narrated by yours truly, Chescaleigh.
Please check out Kat's channel,
and don't forget to subscribe.
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Sometimes You're A Caterpillar

4886 Folder Collection
林曉玉 published on September 1, 2015    林曉玉 translated    James reviewed
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