Amazing

August 12, 2005 – 8:37 pm | by Bill

If you do not already know, I work for a Professional Sound & Lighting company. My job title is “Customer Service Representative”. Mostly I speak with clients, manage the shipping/receiving, manage the repairs in and out, basic accounting duties, and I do some cleaning. Part of cleaning is removing cobwebs and spiders. Usually I just kill the spiders, and flush the paper towel that I used down the toilet.

A few weeks ago at work I saw this one spider, it wasn’t that big compared to other ones that I have seen there. It was hanging in mid-air in the middle of some support beams approx 3 feet apart, and 2 feet high. I just kind of ignored it for a few weeks because I hate killing things, and yeah. Everytime I saw it, it was in the same spot. Today I looked up at it from below, in the warehouse. I saw the light reflect off of it’s web, which was amazing. I can’t imagine the amount of time that it took it to do that, it looks great.

Then I thought that I really didn’t want to kill the spider now (although I think it is dead, it is always in the same spot, in the middle of the web, and when people walk up the stairs to the second floor, the support beams shake, so the spider shakes and it doesn’t move). It spent all this time building a home for itself, and then to have someone come along and take him away from it, and destroy everything that he has created, and kill him.

We work so hard to gain material possessions, nice cars, nice clothing, big houses, etc, but what is the point? We live our lives, and then we die and goto heaven or hell.

This post came out a lot different then I thought it would. I am planning on using a couple lights and my camera to take some cool pictures of the web sometime next week.

  1. One Response to “Amazing”

  2. By Kris on Aug 13, 2005 | Reply

    Your job sounds like great experience…*thumbs up then down motion* sad to hear about the spider…all that work and :’(

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