PERSISTENCE VS DETERMINATION
It has become a weekly riddle, almost like a zen koan; am I locked into an endless and perhaps futile effort?
Here's the back story. Scene 1
Those slats on a second story deck have become a favorite of squatter spiders. More back story detail-we will usually go to great lengths to peacefully move a spider from inside to safety out doors. I cut them plenty of slack, outside. Scene 2
The spiders are left alone in nature, but once they cling to the house, lights, outdoor furniture or decks, I brush away the web. Lot of good that does. Each week they are back. Their beautiful webs a kind of "na, na, na, na, na!" For the last year or so, I often trip over the thought that perhaps this drama is a bit like trying to impose nation building in a place like Afghanistan.
As I take the the broom to the web, I pause to enjoy their marvelous beauty.
What do you think? Should I quit this war?
Or in our battle are we making each other
stronger or more appreciative?
To quote a favorite writer, who would appreciate this dilemma-"so it goes."
See you down the trail.