As I went out to open the gate to the garden two days ago, I saw a spider web draped high above it, seemingly suspended in air. The sun glistened on it and I thought I would see if my limited camera skills could capture it.
This morning as I opened the gate and walked out, I forgot about the web and walked headlong into it. I spent some time brushing the infinitesimally small strong webs from my eyelashes, my hair, my face and my clothes. I had not meant to destroy it. The spider, a tenacious survivor, has taken this destruction in stride. By this evening she has rebuilt an even lovelier replacement. And taught me a lesson in living with whatever adversity may befall.
For a while I think I will use the other gate to the garden.