The web provides shelter, food and water to spiders. Then nature adds a kiss of morning dew to produce this magnificent lace. The spider web, a beautiful, magical creation.
What you see and how you interpret what you see depends upon your "makaaniani"--eyeglasses, spectacles, crystal eye.
To some, the spider web brings fear, thoughts of an unwanted eight-legged creature lurking nearby. To the women of the Victorian era, the spider web is an embellishment for their crazy quilts. To exploring children, the web could be play time in nature's lab, tossing a blade of grass, a clump of dirt or a tiny pebble to see what sticks and what doesn't.
When my daughter texted this photo to me this morning, she said: "It looks like diamond-y, sparkly, crystal-y lace! So little and delicate and could easily be missed but so stunning. It's a lot like life. . . ."
Yes, Ku'ulei. It's a lot like life. Scary sometimes, delicate and beautiful oftentimes, and when you create each moment from your best self and offer it to others, nature kisses it and adds sparklies, a validation, an acknowledgement, "well done," "we see you."
Our work is to "see" all the sparklies, and when we do, a grateful heart is born.
The spider web, a beautiful and magical creation. Life, a beautiful and magical creation.
What you see and how you interpret what you see depends upon your makaaniani.
Mahalo and Aloha,