What Spiders Can Teach Us

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Nature’s Architects

Spiders are truly Nature’s architects. They spin the most marvelous constructions with deftness that amazes me. This web would balloon out when a breeze caught it, like a parachute.

The spider that created it was so tiny; my powerful camera struggled to get a clear shot of him.

For some reason, spiders appear to me in times of great distress. It’s not that I don’t see them at other times. But when I’m in a bit of bother, special ones, like this one seem to catch my eye.

I found this one on the day my dog died. The sunlight hit it just right, creating a cascade of colors that made stop in awe. Then I noticed the power of it’s construction.

Yet, spiders and their webs don’t last a long time. Two days after this picture, the web and the spider that created it were gone.

Spiders remind me of how important hope is in our lives.

They build elaborate webs of thin silk threads. A spider has no idea of how long her creation will last. Yet, she builds it. If it breaks and she survives, she will build another and another. She is the reminder that life goes on. Even when things fall apart, we can rebuild, just like the spider.

Spider Power

Out of curiosity, I looked up Spiders in my Medicine Cards. I found the words that ended the write-up about spiders very appropriate

“The most important message from Spider is that you are an infinite being who will continue to weave the patterns of life and living throughout time. Do not fail to see the expansiveness of the eternal plan.”

I think this is a good message for all of us. We will have ups and downs and yet, if we are like Spider, we will learn how to keep weaving and rebuilding our lives.

Old Dogs: Rest in Peace

I want to thank everyone who left JC and me a condolence comment about the loss of our dog. I’ve only just started to read them. They tend to turn on the water spigot in my eyes rather quickly.

Replies will come later, but I want each of you to know that your kind words were greatly appreciated.