Spider on the Ceiling

I don’t like spiders. I’m racking up no phobia here, but I could live without those critters. When I stepped out of the shower, I happened to look up and saw something on the ceiling. We have tall ceilings, so there was no way I could identify what it was without glasses. Meanwhile, I would stay out from under it.

That gave time for introspection and a little philosophy. The reason I won’t sit under the pergola, topped with the wicked wisteria, is that you never know what might drop down from above. There is no telling what all could be living in those leaves. I brought the focus back to the bathroom. Do I want that brown spot to be a spider or a blemish on the ceiling? If paint had peeled or a nail come loose, wouldn’t it be better to wish for a spider? A spot would bother John, and fixing it would require ladders, tools, and paint. Project Repair could take months and involve real cleaning. I surprised myself and voted for the spider! It won’t stay there forever, and if I don’t hit it, it won’t leave a lasting mark.

When I put my glasses on, I found the brown spot was a little flying insect, not a dreaded spider. It will be gone by the time we come home from church.

25 thoughts on “Spider on the Ceiling

  1. That scenario – not seeing well enough without one’s glasses to properly assess the potential of danger – is one I am all too familiar with.. Only in my case it extends to not seeing well enough to find my glasses upon waking up 😦

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  2. Your right, they move on eventually, and if you don’t bother them, they won’t bother you. When I was a kid, my brother and I read a book called ” Be Nice to Spiders” which told us how useful spiders can be to the world-so unless it’s a dangerous spider like a brown recluse or a black widow, I leave them in peace. 😊

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  3. Spider season is upon me here in the ozarks. I’ve laid down some hefty home defence being the chief of Homeland Security here, no spider shall enter unauthorized! Living down on the Gulf Coast we had “water bugs” needless to say I did not take off the glasses prior to entering the shower. A thorough inspection had to be completed first!

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      1. Colorado was delightfully spider free. These Ozarks…sigh, not in the least. I found one in the jungle bigger than my hand. Sleek yellow and black thing. I didn’t try to kill him, he would hunt me down and haunt me or send his buddies to find me…

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  4. I’m glad it wasn’t a spider. I occasionally find them in my bathroom, but I always try to get them out the house alive. I persevere, but it isn’t always easy. Sometimes they simply do not want to go. 🙂

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