Ever since I was a kid, I've had a special relationship with spiders. I notice them, see them, find them constantly- to me, it's like they're all around, everywhere.
There are a bunch of different reasons why these eight legged wonders appeal to me so much, ranging from the obvious (their remarkable weaving skills, and incredible diversity as a family of organisms) to the arcane (the Gnostic teacher who introduced me to Buddhism believed it was a spider's resemblance to the double-dorje that caught my karma's attention). The simple reality, though, is that while I have respect and admiration for all living things, for some reason, spiders seem to me to stand out, and if there's one thing I've learned in my life, it's that if something stands out to you, you should follow it.
I'm new to the whole blogging thing, but for some reason, this seemed like a really good idea, to me, this A to Z thing, and since spiders are one of the most treasured things in the world to me, they seemed like a good place to start.
I wonder what I'll write about tomorrow...