“The other day Mom was quite excited when I was there to help her eat dinner on Tuesday. I asked her what was the big excitement. She replied – I saw the most beautiful spider in the whole world. I was rather amazed and asked her what it was doing. She said that it was busy making a net or web in her window. She said it was fascinating. Then she went on to say that always before if she saw a spider she quickly stepped on it or whacked it with a swatter to get rid of it – but no more. She said that she finally had time to watch it since it didn’t seem to be going anywhere to bite her. She said that it very carefully worked -seemingly in mid air – to make a thread into a frame. Then it continued to work crossways between the spokes of the frame for a long time. It would stop every so often to rest and then disappeared. Then she said that after awhile it came back and started in again and that the net grew more filled in and lace like. She said that she was so happy that at last she had time to see how hard these insects work and how beautiful the results are and that she is never going to dust away the cobwebs because these little creatures are like people – they work too hard and too well to have their work destroyed carelessly by those who don’t understand or care about anything but themselves.
I really thought that this was very insightful and wish that we could enjoy the basic things without always being in a hurry to do things that don’t last anyhow.”
My Mom shared this story with me this morning and I want to share it with you!