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From The Spiders Point Of View

From The Spiders Point Of View – Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV

I’ve been looking over the last few mornings for an image which fitted this weeks challenge, something unusual, I think I found one this morning, the sunrise through a spiders web.

Please note: no spiders were harmed in the taking of this photograph!

Sunrise From The Spiders View

Sunrise From The Spiders View

I’ll give you more to own than
All of this
And I’ll give you more than years
For you were once a child of innocence
And I see you just the same
Your burdens couldn’t win or
Lose a thing
Oh, I’d tell you once again
But you’re always on the run

Slow your breath down
Just take it slow
Find your heart now, oh
You can trust and love again
Slow your breath down, just take it slow
Find your smile now, oh
You can trust and love again

If you leave I’ll still be close to you
When all your fears rain down
I’ll take you back a thousand times again
I’ll take you as my own
I would sing you songs of innocence
‘Til the light of morning comes
‘Til the rays of gold and honey cover you
In the sweetness of the dawn
But you’re always on the run

You’re not alone
You’re now a part of me
You feel the cure
I’ll feel the toil it brought you

More Spiders & A Balloon?

I got back home after karate a few weeks ago to the sound of manic laughter, the whole house was vibrant, that made a change, I usually get back to everybody in separate rooms, with very little interaction.

My partner (so to speak) was in hysterics, waving her phone about in fits of laughter, I couldn’t get a grasp of what was causing the laughter, but I could hear a commotion coming through the kitchen from the back room, then it was all explained.

On the phone was a freshly recorded video of my 11 year old son, trying to eradicate a spider with a balloon, yes you did just read that right a balloon, an inflated rubber balloon!!!

It appears that a spider was spotted by my son walking over the top of the room door, so my son had picked up a balloon in an attempt to squash the spider, he was jumping up swinging the balloon at the spider above the door, as I am only 5 foot 4½ inches tall (yes the half is very important) he is also quite short for his age, so you can image this looks quite a spectacle. He eventually managed to hit the spider with the balloon, which sent the spider into free fall down on to the top of the door architrave, the spider did it’s best to hide there, but my son was still jumping up, still swinging the balloon, still trying to squash the poor spider.

Well as you know my history with spiders (see The Seven Legged Spider), I had to make an amends here, so I stepped in between the frightened, quivering spider and my maniacal son, reached up over the door and this time carefully took hold of the spider, I took it straight to the back door, where I successfully managed to get the spider through the door and into the garden with all eight legs still intact.

I’ve gotta make a stand
But I am just a man
(I’m not superhuman)
My voice will be heard today
(Hero by Skillet)

Hopefully, that spider has gone back to the army of seven legged spiders, that have been plotting their revenge over the last few months, proceed to explain how I saved it’s life and all of it’s legs, in turn, gaining me a small amount of redemption and a stay of execution from the impending revenge attack.

The Seven Legged Spider

There are bright moments in my life, it’s not all doom and gloom, in fact since I put into action the plan to change my life there is infinitely more light than there is dark, dark moments almost seem like a thing of the past as they are few and far between.

One bright moment of laughter with my kids happened one Friday night, from the back room came running my six year old daughter, there was a spider crawling across her toys, she wanted me to just kill it for her?

Well, the rest of my household hate spiders, they despise them and are truly scared, but me I find them quite amusing. I don’t kill spiders, I usually throw them out of a window or door into the garden or even the next door neighbour’s garden, as long as they are not looking of course.

I caught the spider in my hand and proceeded to chase my daughter around the room with the spider, a bit cruel I know but we both had a laugh. After a quick run around the house I decided to make for the door and let the spider go free, but that’s where it went kind of wrong. I had the spider in my right hand, but as I am right handed and completely useless with my left I couldn’t open the door, so I switched the spider to my left hand, I opened the door with my right and threw the spider out of the door, job done, well so I thought. I turned to walk back to the room, but when I looked down at my hand I found a solitary spider leg was left stuck to my finger, oh dear! Obviously in the struggle the spider put up whilst switching hands, it’s leg got trapped and pulled off as I threw it from the door. I showed the kids the poor spiders leg, both of them found it both intriguing and amusing in equal amounts.

I updated my status on Facebook that night with the following post:

“I’ve just saved my daughter from a spider, unfortunately in the process of throwing the spider out of the back door I pulled off one of its legs by accident, so if anyone finds a seven legged spider crawling in their bath, please give it my sincere apologies.”

I never did see that seven legged spider again or hear from anyone who had seen it, maybe it’s gone into hiding and is plotting it’s revenge.

But only six months after being at my lowest, it was nice to have a few light-hearted moments and enjoy the little things in life, like having a laugh with the kids, rather than locking myself away from them with a bottle of wine in hand, unable to deal with any tantrums or the pair of them falling out, which I can tell you is a regular occurrence.

These little things can pass us by in the blink of an eye, sometimes we don’t see that a moment like this, that others may dismiss as trivial, can actually be an important moment in the life of others, when I look back now that was not just a good night, those few moments at that point in my life made it a fantastic night.

It happens in a blink
It happens in a flash
It happens in the time it took to look back
I try to hold on tight, but there’s no stopping time
What is it I’ve done with my life
(Blink by Revive)

Remember that we are supposed to enjoy the gift of life that we have been given, my life was saved, I have been given a second chance, I’m not going to let it pass me by anymore, I will cherish each and every one of the good moments and simply rise above the bad.