I relocated a spider

Close-up of spider outdoors in a web

I relocated a spider this morning before my shower saying, “You do you, just not in the bathtub.” Feeling how life has relocated me. Remembering the many times I’ve ushered flying insects out of the house, waving my hands, creating turbulence in the air. It must have been very confusing until freedom.

I was comfortable where I was. I was safe, warm. Then the currents change, almost undetectable at first. Then more and more certainly. Time to move on. Into the sun, into light, into a world larger, more strange and vibrant than I could have ever imagined.

The turbulence I thought was there to trouble me was there to save me.