So I'm not really a huge fan of spiders; especially ones with more hair than a Yeti or one of THOSE
So I'm not really a huge fan of spiders; especially ones with more hair than a Yeti or one of THOSE guys you see on the beach and wonder why he's wearing a sweater until you get up close and....ewwwww.
In fact, you might say I have a fear of spiders dating back to when I was riding my bicycle down a very steep hill only to have a huuuuge daddy long legs walk up my neck and onto my cheek resulting in a total freak out including my screaming like a 6 year old girl (or Castrati performing for some medieval Pope) and falling off my bike to leave a skin "skid mark" for what seemed like miles. (okay...I still get the "willys" just thinking about that incident.
But, this morning I was out trying to find bugs for Jezebel (see earlier posts) when I find this monster. I took pause and for some reason decided to conquer my irrational fear to get a picture. It took me a while to get close enough fearing she would leap off her web and latch onto my eyeball or tongue (subtle Stephen King reference) when I see her cute little Googley eyes (pun intended) and I'm like totally "Awwwwwww" (Oh gawd...did I just sound like my teenage daughter? Yikes!)
So, the lesson for photographer's is you might be pleasantly surprised or even totally fascinated when you tackle something that makes you uncomfortable..like say, approaching people You might find that the hairiest, creepiest people will make googley eyes for you if you ask them with respect, charm and wit.
I figure there's an even grander and more sweeping life lesson in this somewhere but I'm still all itchy (like when you walk through a giant invisible spider web and do that crazy dance) and need to go shower again.
, spider web