Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
-Mary Oliver

19 February, 2011

Farewell, Itsy-Bitsy

I'm sitting at the computer, minding my own business when in my peripheral vision I see a...something...rocket across my wall. It was a spider. A big, ol' nasty spider.

I have had issues with arachnids ever since I read that urban legend saying that a person, while sleeping, eats an average of eight spiders per year. In a half-hearted attempt to cure my irrational fear, I grabbed my camera and used a pencil to chase the thing into better light and snap a couple of photos.

I'm not proud of what happened next.


Alison said...

Indeed - I was just mentally preparing my comment ("how wonderful that you took the time to get your camera rather than 1) panic or 2) kill it") and then that final heart-breaking picture. Actually one of my proudest moments is when I killed 27 enormous spiders in the middle of the night to protect my babies.

Elizabeth said...

It definitely makes it worse that I took the time to get my camera and THEN killed it...