Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Cobwebs in the Barn
I grew up watching the Atomic Spider that killed it's way through a dusty desert town. I watched the Sci Fi Movie's where Mother Nature turned on us and the frogs, mice and spiders went on a killing spree. I even had sisters who threw spiders in my hair as a child and told me they would bite me to death... So I think you now understand my slight freaking out with spiders..
This last weekend there was a huge and I mean huge spider web in the corner of the goat girls barn. About 3 feet wide - when did this spider have the time?? I am in that barn twice a day and never saw it. I had visions of the creature that made it and my first response was to scream, run out of the barn waving my arms and completely having a melt down. I did not have the energy so instead I stood for just a moment and looked at the hard work that went into this home. After a few moments I decided to let it alone after telling the creature that as long as it does nothing to me or my sweet one's well I would leave it alone. I am not saying I am over my freak out - I keep my eyes open and I swear it comes out and scares me then all bets are off.
When I came into the house and as usual I could not sleep I went to the carding room and decided to create some batts that would honor the hard working creature in my barn. Working through the Cobwebs in my head I slowly placed the soft fibers through the machine I realized how I am similar to that spider. I go about working hard creating a life that has meaning to me, I wove a life that I thought was my purpose but not even noticed by most, not valued by others and worst of all I am far too many times misunderstood and squished into dust by the texting masses. Living a life that is on the edge of what society thinks is valued is not easy but like the spider we at times can create a magical world if only for our own viewing and using.
The two batts are now up for sale in my Etsy Shop www.larkspurfunnyfarm.etsy.com and hope they find a new and understanding home.