The Eeensy Weensy Spider



I almost saw it too late.  I had just waved my hand under the faucet sensor and the water ran in a stream and almost washed it down the drain. And I don’t know why, but I didn’t want it to die.

I wanted to save it.

Another day I might have washed it down the drain without a thought. Not this day.

Maybe it was the video of the train wreck in Spain that I had seen earlier that made me sensitive to seeing anything else die, even this lowly spider.

Everyone knows how I detest them. And maybe it was the collective guilt of all its relatives I had mercilessly killed over the years that caused this small pardon.

This gesture of benevolence.

It was all balled up with its legs folded underneath it and I thought maybe it had drowned. I felt a pang of remorse as I grabbed a towel and scooped it out.

I blew gently as if I were God blowing life back into me.

Determined now, I could only see no other conclusion but life at the end of this drama.

Still balled up, and tiny as a speck, and yet I knew if I put it under a microscope that it would be a marvelous thing of wonder and even beauty if I allowed myself to look past my fear of what it was.

I blew some more, and smiled as I saw it bravely scramble to life as I transferred him from one towel to another, jostling purse, drink, backpack and gently folded towel with microscopic passenger……

I headed out to the patio where there is green, he surprised me when he refused to leave the towel and scrambled toward my hand.

I smiled again as I set him on the leaf.

Onto his new eden.

6 thoughts on “The Eeensy Weensy Spider

  1. Funny how when they’re small they’re endearing, and when they’re big they’re frightening and we will stop and nothing to kill them!!

  2. Lovely post Lori, but oh how I dislike them too, especially the big ones. Little ones I can cope with so I may have done the same but not so sure if they were any bigger. Food for thought though – perfect love casts out fear. Blessings,Jean

    1. Thank you so much Jean for visiting and commenting here. And you are so right, I will have to apply that verse to spiders as well as everything else I fear, still haven’t completely mastered that one!

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