Over a large header in my kitchen I have the saying, "Benvenuti a casa di segreti", which is Italian for "Welcome to the House of No Secrets". This was in part because our house is so old, you really can hear everything and in part because I don't think families should keep secrets. What we almost had written there was "Benvenuto nella casa dei ragni"... Welcome to the House of Spiders. I thought that might freak out some of my guests, so I opted against it.
The truth is my house is the spider house. Everywhere you look there are spiders or spider webs. I am amazed at how a gigantic, intricate spider web can seem to appear overnight (and almost always in my back door way). I actually like spider webs and my father assures me spiders are my friends, so I never harm them (I just wish they'd find a less obvious place to hang out).
I've grown an appreciation for how beautiful spider webs can actually be. I love being able to step back and see the natural beauty in things. How about you?
"Experience is never limited and it is never complete: it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue".
Fickle April in the Italian Language
1 week ago