Thursday, October 10, 2013

283/365 Spider Web

"More Spider Than Web"

This is not the photo that I was hoping for today.  I had images in my mind of a beautifully symmetrical web coated with dew glistening in the morning sun - preferably one where the spider was not at home.  As you can clearly see, I did not get that picture.  As the saying goes, "Life is what happens while we are busy making plans."  This is what life had planned for me today.

As I debated whether or not to keep searching for a spider web, it dawned on me that I encountered this spider because she has a message for me.  Spider webs are indeed beautiful, but it is this creature that makes those awesome webs.  It is not right or wise to ignore the one that does the creating.  Sometimes we need to encounter and acknowledge the "not so pretty" in our world to fully appreciate the beauty beyond.  So, I owe this eight-legged creature a big "thank-you" for today's lesson, for reminding me that I ned to look at the whole picture, the foreground, middle ground and background.

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Do you think maybe caffeine?