The fragility and luminous beauty of the wild rose stand in stark contrast to the dreary decay that surrounds it in my October garden. Just like true love, strong and persistent, it is the light that shines in an otherwise darkened world.
Like most people, I have an irrational fear of spiders. I'm fine as long as they are not on me, running toward me and I can see where they are. That seems like a lot of conditions for me to be "fine" with them...
Nature offers us many parables for our lives. Spiders remind us to walk this world with balance and consideration for the impact we can have on others.
Even more profound, spiders can change a universe, rebuild that which is broken, and consume that which has tangled in its web.