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Friday, October 12, 2012

A SPIDER - WAITING IN ITS WEB


Sometimes we need to wait. Wait to have the car fixed, wait for the dentist to finish working on your teeth, for the storm to pass, for the stop-light to change. 

I had a friend that would sit at a stop-light and complain until it turned green. Instead of just enjoying the moment, she wasted away this time in her life that she would never get back. Or there was my sweet great-grandmother that, when I was young, would tap on the lunch counter with a coin, persistently, to get attention from the server. Her waiting  impatience caused  other customers to feel uncomfortable and embarrassed me. 

This large black and yellow garden spider reminds me, when waiting, to enjoy the sunlight knowing that things will all happen in due time. 



26 comments:

  1. This spider looks very familiar. My husband says I am very impatient and I have to agree with him, there are times that I am very impatient. But, I also like to slow down and enjoy life, too.

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    1. Janet -- well as Bob Hope said about the attributes of waiting, "I grew up with six brothers. That's how I learned to dance - waiting for the
      bathroom. thanks for the comment - barbara

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  2. I couldn't wait to tell you how much I like your 'web' sight!

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    1. Raining Iguanas -- Smiled at your play on words "web" sight. thanks for stopping by with your comment -- barbara

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  3. That spider is pretty smart. Thanks for the reminder. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life

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    1. Yeah he is a pretty smart dude. These nature critters have taught me a lot. thanks -- barbara

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  4. Waiting impatiently like your great-grandmother transfers her negative energy to everyone else. Waiting patiently, enjoying the sun or quietly anticipating the meal the web will catch or -- if human -- waiting with a calm smile on your face transfers positive energy, perhaps ever so slightly, but definitely. My red light waiting is made pleasurable because the car radio is playing the local classical music station ... except right now when there are too many political ads that make me push the off button.

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    1. June - I like your idea of wearing a calm smile. I needed one yesterday as I re-installed my computer after I got hit with a malicious hijacker. So today I am back to normal and I've plastered a smile on my face. thanks

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  5. I really like your spider web picture, Barbara. Never will I understand why we are so impatient to get to the end of our road. One would think we'd want time to tick by slowly as possible. Ahhh, the workings of the human mind.

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    1. Nature Weaver -- thanks for the nice comment. It does somewhat puzzle me too. But our media pounces on folks to do this and that, to have fun, to have things, all busy-busy. No wonder we can't be patient if we follow the dictates of the media.-- barbara

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  6. Quite a few spiders making bogs today. Must be their time ti shine,

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    1. That's interesting. Will have to take a spin around the blogs. thanks -- barbara

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  7. Beautiful shot Barbara! Orb Weavers are such gorgeous spiders.

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    1. Mamabug -- Thanks! Yes the orbs are fantastic. Love their zipper technique. -- barbara

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  8. Good advice. All of us need to be a bit more patient.

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    1. NCmountainwoman - Waiting can try some folks patience. It's tough to be always patient 100% of the time, depends on the circumstances. -- barbara

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  9. One day I had this great epiphany that time is always moving. Not kidding. The idea that when in the midst of a terrible feeling or event, it would come to an end and everything would be okay again. Obviously this is something we all know but for some reason it suddenly became a powerful tool for me. The red light turns green and we never have to sit through that particular red light ever again. However, I still get crazy at the doctor's office when I have to wait over 20 minutes.

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    1. Waits at the doctor's office can be off-setting for sure. I would like you know a little more about your time epiphany. I think it would make a good post -- barbara

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  10. Waiting doesn't bother me because I can always use the time to read.

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    1. Hattie -- Yes, carrying a book along when you are out and about is handy when you run into unexpected waits.

      Hattie, My system has had some problems, not serious I hope, but I can not get on your blog to leave a comment about Chris Hayes on his video. The problem is not on your side. Hopefully I will have it all straightened out in the next couple of days? I really liked what Chris had to say. -- barbara

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  11. This post is a wonderful and timely reminder for me. Thank You!

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    1. Teresa -- Glad you stopped by with your nice comment. Always enjoy your posts. -- barbara

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  12. I totally agree, but I must admit that I do not always try to stay as calm as I should. I try to use any such "spare-time" looking for subjects fit for photography. Sometime it works ...

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    1. RuneE -- There are times when I also find it difficult to stay calm -- thanks for the comment - barbara

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  13. Such wise words Barbara. Why do we rush so?

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    1. Michelle -- Do you think we are just overloaded with our long list of things to get done?? thanks for stopping by -- barbara

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