I took these photos while standing on our deck early yesterday morning. It was foggy outside and the world looked like something out of a Monet painting. Nature’s beauty charmed me, but also lured me into a much too contemplative frame of mind for a Monday morning.
Seeing my world in this hazy way left me feeling grounded + old. I realized that I’d seen it all this way before, but was now remembering that there’ll be a finite number of other times that I’ll see it this way again. Feeling introspective, I was.
But as if on cue, when I went back inside the house to refill my coffee mug, I saw this little spider climbing up the inside of the screen. Now here is a critter who’s living in the moment, I thought. Good for him.
He’s applying himself to the task at hand with all the enthusiasm + strength that he can muster. And perhaps he has the real message of this early morning: get out there, start climbing and do something. No need to get stuck in maudlin contemplation when there’s life to be lived now. Spider Wisdom 101.