dance #160, a million spiders and a double rainbow

Saturday May 30, 2009

dance #160, a million spiders and a rainbowA million spiders and a double rainbow

10:47 p.m. is when I finish drawing and start to write. A day full of dances with people, plants, food, art, speeding movements, thunderstorms and a massive double rainbow. The most remarkable dance happened earlier on my patio when I spotted a twisted thickness of spider silk connecting a chair to the deck floor. I got down on my hands and knees and discovered a massive colony of tiny just-hatched spiders clustered in dense formation. As I watched in amazement this multitude of tiny bodies starts to move. Legs flicker. Delicate. Tiny yellow-brown bodies converging. Small dispersions. Expanding.  Clumping. I go back to watch them later, and their formation keeps changing. Densities and elongations of their collective body. I check again the next day just before I post and they are more tightly gathered, protected. Their webs undone by the heavy rain. Alice is by my feet, chatting, while I post.

~ by nmyers on May 31, 2009.

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