It is extremely easy to “fit in” to what others of authority maintain is normal and acceptable. Don’t be their shadow.
I will be posting more spiders (and similar creatures) in the Halloween month of October. It is neat that they are part of an old Halloween tradition (that is fun for kids). However, it is unfortunate that many children grow up associating spiders with “being frightened” and as “terrible creatures to be horrified of.” As the late, superb naturalist, Steve Irwin often propounded, spiders and snakes can indeed be seen to be majestic, marvelous animals, truly beautiful in their own ways. Perhaps what’s truly horrifying is human beings who do not care enough (and who do not do enough) about the environment. We must, as Steve Irwin so graciously suggested before his untimely passing, be far better caretakers of Mother Earth.]