Natural History
The spider, dropping down from twig,
Unwinds a thread of his devising;
A thin, premeditated rig
To use in his rising,
And all the journey down through space,
In cool descent, and loyal hearted,
He builds a ladder to the place
From which he started.
Thus I, gone forth, as spiders do
In spiders web a truth discerning
Attach one silken strand to you
For my returning
-E.B. White


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Beautiful photo......returning notation....even better.
-- Chris, 5/1/10

"Returning" feels like, reads like, and looks like a celebration of a past and a future colliding together with gratitude and a divine strength. Your blogs, give me pockets of quiet peace and introspection to each of my days. Thank you for being "that cool" :).
-- E.B. :), 8/24/09

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