Monday, April 25, 2011
hanging by a thread
Last evening, as I sat at my desk, not eating any curds or whey, I spied a spider easing itself down on its string of tensile strength, before my very eyes, shocking and, well, scaring me -- big baby.
I was dazzled and amused. And threatened. Or perceived myself as threatened.
I waited until the spider landed on my desk and then smushed it, with the bottom of a box of tissues.
There have been times I've carried a spider outdoors, rescuing it from my primal fears, my unfounded savageness.
Not this time.
And I don't have a good explanation.
So, forgive me, Universe.
Forgive me, Spiderdom.
Have mercy on me and my foolish fears, O Threadbare Web of Existence.