Nature's Place

Hello Darling

Every jumping spider is looking for love. If you look, you’ll see them in the undergrowth waving to their potential mate, and he chasing her down, if she will allow.

Or every spider is being spider, including the love in spider – there is love in all things, without the impediment of psychological divisions into me and mine and this and that, for and against …

Spider doesn’t suffer from the human condition, thanks be to … But neither can they make conscious love, nor love conscious.

© Mark BerkeryClick on the picture for a closer lookand click again.

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  1. treesshrubs said, on 26/10/2020 at 5:22 pm

    I have to say …the eyes have it! Great pic!

  2. Nancy Hartney said, on 26/10/2020 at 12:19 am

    The most interesting and Halloween appropriate website I can every imagine. Thanks for the insight into another world.

    • Mark said, on 26/10/2020 at 11:26 am

      It’s a pleasure Nancy. Thanks for dropping in. M

  3. kopfundgestalt said, on 25/10/2020 at 6:08 pm

    An actor, i know well, when asked about hav ing a coffee, always answered: “yes, of course”, whether it was day or night. 😃

    • Mark said, on 26/10/2020 at 11:25 am

      Have another coffee mate, or a brandy. :-)

      • kopfundgestalt said, on 26/10/2020 at 5:02 pm

        I wanted to draw a somewhat funny parallel between the excessive coffee drinker and the always on love spider. :-)

  4. slukwago said, on 25/10/2020 at 10:10 am

    That’s the rub, isn’t it. Also with the possibility of conscious exquisite love comes the sufferance from the human condition. Ah, the simple life of a spider looking for love. Thank you Mark. As always. Thank you

    • Mark said, on 26/10/2020 at 11:24 am

      I would put it the other way around. Love comes from us knowing what is not love. Because who wants what is not love will eventually suffer from it, because where love doesn’t come first there is pain and suffering, until love comes first. Because, when you can’t give up, what else is there but love, to love and be loved.

      Is there really anything else of value in this world? Put it this way, we can do without anything but love. But we have to have our experience of everything else first, unfortunately, or not – since it’s the way it is, and the way it is is the will, or life or god, or whatever its called where you are.

      Thanks Susan.

  5. Cate said, on 25/10/2020 at 9:47 am

    I suspect the spider’s actual disposition toward love may be superior to the human’s aspiration. Sweet image and reflection, Mark.

    • kopfundgestalt said, on 26/10/2020 at 5:29 am

      It could be that the spider lures the female to get her food.

    • Mark said, on 26/10/2020 at 11:11 am

      Superior in the sense the spider doesn’t complicate love with thinking and emotion. Spider loves …

      But they can never make love conscious, by having to negate what is not love, as we do through the pain of our often dreadful and destructive human nature – it drives us to drink first and then to love, if we’re lucky.

      Thanks Cate.


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