You meet someone, and it's an egg; you still don't know them. Once you get to know them you become friends, and it keeps growing; its a caterpillar. There are ups and downs on the way, like all loves. It's a chrysalis. But then it blooms, and it's this wonderful, beautiful butterfly. Still, everyone knows butterflies only live in that stage for a few weeks, so if you capture that butterfly, murder it, stab with loads of pins and mount and frame it, you can make it last forever.