Spiders of the world wide web…

We dance on strands made of words and ideas… we cast about ourselves a nebulous web of that which we hold most dear, and then perch upon the gleaming, silken filaments… we hope to lure others to see the beauty of that which we have constructed, to entangle them in our dreams and our visions…

We lie in wait for that which we most need… seeking solace and comfort, friendship and connection, validation and purpose… for the void below is so deep and so vast and distance cloaks the mysteries that lie under our tenuous creations…

In the beginning, we dangle from one thin line… at the mercy of the winds of doubt… looking for a point at which to anchor ourselves… and then one thin thread joins another… and another… and the web takes shape…

We cling to our woven sanctuaries made of nothing but our thoughts… each so thin, so fine, as to defy description… but together forming the net that holds us above nothingness… and there is strength there… the awesome strength of the design of nature… but there is loneliness too…

The web is both home and trap… for to keep us safe without providing us with sustenance is but half of its purpose… what good the long hours of patient toil… if no prey is lured to its shimmering tendrils… what use the golden orb if it hangs unheeded in the darkness?

Cast your web.


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128 Responses to Spiders of the world wide web…

  1. JMC813 says:

    Just an awesome piece. That’s all I got. Awesome…..

  2. words4jp says:

    i love the metaphors – the more i think about it the more truth i see. Lovely post:)

  3. stitch this says:

    It begs the question why did you start writing? To fill a void, to cross a canyon?

  4. omtatjuan says:

    Excellent.. Like dancing words.. Very good!

  5. hastywords says:

    Reblogged this on hastywords and commented:
    From one of my favorite bloggers. You never really know what you will find on his blog, often amusing and clever, he is truly a beautiful person. This is one of my favorite! Enjoy!

  6. hastywords says:

    I am IN LOVE with this post. Awesome.

  7. elroyjones says:

    Nice imagery. Go YOU!

  8. WilderSoul says:

    Reblogged this on Wildersoul and commented:
    Awesome description of us bloggers and what we do…

  9. 1jaded1 says:

    I.don’t like this. I love it.

  10. Should I care more about what people think of what I do?

  11. djmatticus says:

    Well done….
    I was picturing myself as a spider though, and saw my right hand creeping for something to bash me over the head with, and quickly had to think of something else…

  12. El Guapo says:

    dangerous thing, looking for validation on the internet…

  13. I knew there was a poem! lol I”m so glad you didn’t post any spider pics!

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