Dear Japan no koto,

Excellent article! If it wasn’t for spiders, this world would be overrun by insects. But does that endear spiders to most people? Hell to the no!

I was always raised to respect spiders, especially the light-colored ones. So unless the spider rears up on its hind legs & hisses at me in my own house, I leave it alone. And outside of my house I never, ever bother them, admiring their webs & their work.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.