This is the second time in a week that I’ve seen a spider hiding in or on a flower. Not being a fan of our eight-legged friends, I find myself a little offended and horrified. Poor bugs, dropping in on a flower for a rest, or a meal, and BAM! Imagine being on a road trip. You stop in at a Starbucks or a McD’s to take a load off, and instead of grabbing a bite, something jumps out of the men’s room and grabs you.
But I suppose the spiders are just doing the smart thing. Someone once asked Willie Sutton why he robbed banks, and he supposedly said, “That’s where the money is.” So, Mr. Spider, I guess I won’t bother to ask why you guys keep hanging out on the blossoms.
Incidentally, I read today that Sutton actually said:
Why did I rob banks? Because I enjoyed it. I loved it. I was more alive when I was inside a bank, robbing it, than at any other time in my life. I enjoyed everything about it so much that one or two weeks later I’d be out looking for the next job. But to me the money was the chips, that’s all.
Go where the money is …and go there often.