spider love

spiders arranged in cross shape on orange background October 1, 2015

Sure, this might be a better post for Halloween day, but hey, it’s October 1st already, so why not get into the spirit? I know that many people detest and fear spiders (it’s roaches that really freak me out), but they have long been a symbol of one’s inherent power to create from deep within.

The self is the source of spider’s web. -Rinon Hoxha

‘Marvelous,’ she said. ‘Tell me about this tapestry.’
Arachne’s* lips curled over her mandibles. ‘Why do you care? You’re about to die.’
‘Well, yes,’ Annabeth said. ‘But the way you captured the light is amazing. Did you use real gold thread for the sunbeams?’
-Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena
*In Greco-Roman mythology, Arachne was a mortal woman and talented weaver who challenged Athena, goddess of wisdom and crafts, and was thus transformed into a spider.

With six small diamonds for his eyes
He walks upon the Summer skies,
Drawing from his silken blouse
The lacework of his dwelling house.

-Robert P. Tristram Coffin

The means to gain happiness is to throw out from oneself like a spider in all directions an adhesive web of love, and to catch in it all that comes. -Leo Tolstoy

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