Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A Spider This Way Was


Spiders like events spin emotions are like cobwebs.
Pronunciation: \?käb-?web\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English coppeweb, from coppe spider (from Old English a¯torcoppe) + web; akin to Middle Dutch coppe spider
Date: 14th century

1 a: the network spread by a spider : spiderweb b: tangles of the silken threads of a spiderweb usually covered with accumulated dirt and dust
2: something that entangles, obscures, or confuses (a cobweb of law and politics)
— cob·webbed \-?webd\ adjective

They stick to the inside of the skull awaiting the casual passerby to be ensnared; even the self-wanderer. These mysterious forms once invisible made visible by time and dust that illuminates their sagging limbs and illustrates their gaping embraces. I like cobwebs. They are evidence of something this way once came. That is the plus and minus of emotions/memories. Who has seen the wind unless it has picked up passengers? Such is the way of many great mysteries and things wishing to be as such. This blog has a particular purpose/message to each reader as individual as fingerprints. That's the beauty of personal experience. When we are alone in the dark; do the cobwebs not spark our fears and our longings? Will they not at last embrace us again more faintly than when they were invisible? In the moment, everything is consumed by the focus of such time. A cobweb has the ability to do just ensnares and startles all who happen upon it like cold water thrown on a sleeping child. Emotions, cobwebs, spiders — all craftsmen of noteable statue.

Prepare for the devourer....


1 comment:

Andrew Stanfield said...

Beautiful imagery, and nice curveball at the end!