Sunday, July 3, 2016

Spider Web After the Rain

A spider had spent the day crafting a web that started on the tips of the grass and stretched up into the leafy stems of the flowers. Then the clouds brought a summer shower. In the sunshine that followed, I admired the sparkling web, haphazardly beaded with crystal droplets. This was no geometrically picture-perfect web, like the kind children draw. This web was untidy but serviceable, strong enough to bear the weight of those randomly suspended droplets. Things do not always look the way we have been trained to think they should look. There is an extra frisson of surprise in such unexpected beauty.