Hungry Harold

February 7, 2011


I have been watching a little spider in an open window. A friendly spider. As it has been winter, so there are fewer flies and bugs for Harold (I named him Harold) to eat. I found a baby fly swimming around in water and grabbed him for Harold. That kept him for a few days. Then I found a dying bee and put it in his web. Gone within minutes.

Then, wind and cold: no bugs at all. What did he do? He made his web MUCH bigger. Hmm, very smart spider. This little event seemed to transcend itself by saying: When you need something, make your web bigger; you’re sure to catch something. A “need” and what the definition of one’s “web” is will change from person to person and from time to time. We all have a little bit of Harold in us.

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PK February 7, 2011 at 3:50 pm

What a great observation. In the 70s when I was living in Laurel Canyon, I had a corner in my shower (sub-soil, basement level) where a small group of large hairy spiders lived. When they returned after my initial cleaning, I too named them… but kept a small distance (spiders, snakes… nyaaaah), leaving them to their own provisioning.

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