Saturday, July 17, 2010

Arachnophilia



Frasier's favorite tune right now - sung by yours truly - is Itsy Bitsy Spider, complete with hand motions. This song is a panacea - it solves crying jags, distracts her during the changing of a treacherous diaper, etc.

In keeping with that theme, the Dogtor took some lovely early morning web photos this week.

(The Dogtor is always up early. Pre-6 AM many days. If ever I rise with him, the conversation typically goes:

Me: It's beautiful out!
Dogtor: It's always beautiful in the morning.
Me: Don't be self righteous.)

Walt Whitman, in his poem "A Noiseless Patient Spider," speaks of a spider "launching forth filament, filament, filament out of itself/Ever unreeling them, ever tirelessly speeding them." I love the image of the spider giving of itself, literally, to reach a destination.

In other news, I've always been fascinated by Spiderman's dancing abilities. Major sass.

1 comment:

  1. I love spiders and their webs. those photos are beautiful!
    so much to savor in those rarely seen early morning hours.... maybe being a vermonter will motivate me out of bed earlier..

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