returning to me
September 22, 2009 5 Comments
Today I learned something about spiders. At the McGregor’s Synchronicity blog it was posted: “Esoterically, spiders represent an intensely creative period of life. Part of your success will be due to your ability to camouflage yourself, to blend in with a crowd, and yet to stand out from the crowd in terms of what you produce.”
I’ve enjoyed the addition of a large barn spider web in our back garden. It was peaceful to contemplate this classic style web, as a decorative addition, in a location where it was cool to look at. But the barn spider takes down and rebuilds a new web every evening, so I’m never sure where it will show up.
I find this process of the barn spider, personally meaningful, because I am rewriting a novel that has been pulled off the shelf, and reworked for short bursts of time, and returned to the shelf over the past few years. I had big events in my life and the writing of this novel is a story of its own. In the life of a writer, every novel includes a story about the journey to write it. 🙂
The hours, days, and the web of this whole new novel , I am rewriting, are satisfying. I’m reclaiming dreams and intent, of the life I envisioned, from a new level of wisdom and a new writing style. I’m remembering the “me” I was, in the beginning, when I first dedicated the time to this story. I can see the benefit of classes and workshops since then, that are the foundation of the writer I will become.
So from a simple spider, I know, every day is a good day to spin a new web.