Not everyone has a writing spider sit down beside her.
Not of this magnificence, at least. A black cat on her back.
Nature is genius.
She is a bit spiky furry. Known for eating her husband, perhaps those are his hairy legs expressing themselves from inside her? Should i ask her to shave?
[I think not.]
Some Spider symbols/stories
* E.B.White (cracked pot quote his) used the Writing Spider as model for Charlotte's Web.
"I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority."
Found the other day, ALLEN GINSBERG'S MIND WRITING SLOGANS. Given to one of his writing students, they closely resemble meditation practice. Translate them to any kind of creative activity, or just Being.
1."First Thought, Best Thought" --Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche
2."Take a friendly attitude toward your thoughts." --Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche
3."The Mind must be loose." --John Adams
4."One perception must immediately and directly lead to a further perception." --Charles Olson, "Projective Verse"
5."My writing is a picture of the mind moving." --Philip Whalen
6.Surprise Mind --Allen Ginsberg
7."The old pond, a frog jumps in, Kerplunk!" --Basho
8."Magic is the total delight (appreciation) of chance" --Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche
9."Do I contradict myself?
Very well, then I contradict myself,
(I am large. I contain multitudes.)" --Walt Whitman
10."...What quality went to form a man of achievement, especially in literature? ...Negative capability, that is, when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason." --John Keats
11."Form is never more than an extension of content." --Robert Creeley to Charles Olson
12."Form follows function." --Frank Lloyd Wright
13.Ordinary Mind includes eternal perceptions. --A.G.
14."Nothing is better for being Eternal
Nor so white as the white that dies of a day." --Louis Zukofsky
15.Notice what you notice. --A.G
16.Catch yourself thinking. --A.G.
17.Observe what's vivid. --A.G.
18.Vividness is self-selecting. --A.G.
19."Spots of Time" --William Wordsworth
20.If we don't show anyone we're free to write anything. --A.G.
21."My mind is open to itself." --Gelek Rinpoche
22."Each on his bed spoke to himself alone, making no sound." --Charles Reznikoff
73."To be men not destroyers" --Ezra Pound
82."Well while I'm here I'll do the work--and what's the Work? To ease the pain of living. Everything else, drunken dumbshow." --A.G.
The list gets better, too.
You can copy at the source if you like: The Best Writing Tips Ever
Imagine seeing this driving home at night.
Was he returning it? & Elkhorn Slough (looks incredible!
Peace to you all.
And a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am closing off my Internet link for November, once a week get mail. Clear the tables and write about my brother, nothing but thought memory and heart; no distractions. Good support falling into place, so it seems ripe, the timing. Not sure I am ready emotionally, but will work on something else if that feels true.
*What will it be like NOT to Google anything or go online for a month? Could you do it?
Pumpkin pie whip cream gobble life with hunger joy and gratitude. Do something you wouldn't normally do. I just looked up and the sky is glowing a very strange pink, a sign for good sailing! I wish you good sailing too, in whatever you do.