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Feeling Ambivalent

A large, grey-brown spider distracted me from reading yesterday afternoon after her downward movement appeared in my peripheral vision. I immediately wondered why a basement spider was building a web in the living room. In all the years spent in … Continue reading

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Moth Season

During formal meditation yesterday a tiny spider climbed up the pillar candle then continuously ran around the top rim, orbiting the flame. I didn’t want the little creature to get caught in the liquid wax beyond the candle rim or … Continue reading

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Ugly Or Beautiful

As I was perusing the extra large men’s clothing at Goodwill last Tuesday,  I came across a polyester leisure suit. At first glance, the thing seemed so grotesquely ugly that I laughed out loud. My friend Jonathan, who works part time … Continue reading

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Understanding

The small, brilliant spider worked hard to extricate a leaf fragment that had blown into her web. It was fascinating to watch her carefully remove the portions of the web where the leaf had stuck. I went back inside the … Continue reading

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Save The Spiders

I looked up from the book I had been reading to glance at the cone-shaped candle holder on the nearby table. A small, grey spider was running endlessly around the edge of the container in orbit around the flame. She … Continue reading

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Why Do People Fear Spiders So Much?

I’ve become fairly immune to the banality of Facebook, but once in awhile, a post rubs me the wrong way.  One particular post, a few days ago did just that.   One female member of a local trading post group uploaded … Continue reading

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Silence Please

I walked into the back door of my little house then turned to hang up my hat.  I breathed a sigh of satisfaction knowing that my yardwork was complete for now.  Looking up, I noticed a daddy long legs spider … Continue reading

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