Garden Orb web spider(weaver) casts its net every late evening only to remove it completely at dawn.
It is the only example of an artist creating their art and destroying it later and then creating it again the next day and pulling it down.
We, artists and writers, are so attached to our creations and that we can’t let them go.
Some writers even feel humiliated and indignant when a publisher or an editor ask them to rewrite their works or redact a part of them.
But this freak of a little creature doesn’t care.
Like a Sisyphus, it goes on and on.
This spider is not a fool.
And certainly it is not tired of the endless repetition.
Like Camus said : “One must imagine Sisyphus happy.”
Art for art’s sake, nothing else.
Clearly, the spider doesn’t desire immortality in the history books like most of the artists.
It is instead hardwired to do what it does.
Really, what a cool guy!
I shudder at the mere thought of losing my manuscripts.
So much so that I save them not only in cloud storage but on multiple physical storage devices as well.
I can’t let it go. And so do the majority of us.
People have Arachnophobia (fear of spiders)
But I fear this guy because of its courage and simply don’t care attitude.
It is true when people say, “great things come in small packages.”
What do you think?
Is it possible for humans to become an ‘Arjuna’ in today’s world?
Well, at least this guy is.