Embracing the Ick!

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Embrace the Ick.” We are supposed to think about something that truly repulses us and then write about the amazing merits of it!

Something that is Ick and repulsive, that is easy! It’s tiny, but can be rather big at times! It crawls and can be hairy and just plain creepy! It can even jump! It may be a whole lot smaller than me, but I will be jumpingΒ  higher if I see it! Yes the dreaded spider!!

The problem was thinking of the other part, amazing merits?? What possible amazing merits does it have?? But I have thought of one! It can design a very intricate web. A web that can actually look kind of pretty when the dew is on it and the light catches it just right. Thinking of a picture that another dear blogger posted. It can even write amazing words in its web! Oops, guess that is just Charlotte. Hey,Β  if I saw a spider write words in its web, I may strongly consider letting that spider live πŸ™‚Β  See I can have a heart for spiders.

Yes, I have to give the spider credit for being able to spin a web.Β  All I ask is that it keeps its webs far away from me! πŸ™‚

15 thoughts on “Embracing the Ick!

  1. LOL! JR, you must have been a bug in a previous life. Haha! Most spiders are harmless except to bugs. That’s what’s good about spiders. They eat those creepy bugs that have hundreds of thousands of babies! (I know they are still icky looking).

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  2. πŸ™‚ I love spiders! Another merit is that they catch flies and mosquitoes!

    Most of them have 8 eyes (that is pretty incredible!). They have two body parts (unlike insects who have three), but their head and thorax are joined into one part!

    I think they are quite amazing and I do love them. But their cousins the ticks, however, I cannot abide!


    • Well my dear friend, I will take loving koalas and dogs and you can love your spiders. LOL! I don’t like mosquitoes either so you are right that is another merit and flies are pesky! But the 8 eyes is what is creepy! I wish I had 8 eyes tho, could come in handy! πŸ™‚ Now I do agree with you on ticks! They are nasty!

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  3. OOOOOOHH!!! πŸ™‚ I remember this πŸ™‚ How fun that my photo help you find merit in your ICKY spider! πŸ™‚ And how about the spider cookies?!!? Remember them? LOL! Or does that make you feel all icky again?! So fun to be thought of in your story my friend! You made me smile!!

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    • I thought I was right!!! πŸ™‚ Not always sure about trusting my memory πŸ™‚ Yes, you helped me which is a good thing, for my mind was drawing a blank as far as merits go. See you are a undercover photographer if you could make me appreciate a spider web that is pretty good! BUT NO, no matter how great your phtography is, I don’t think you can make a picture of a real spider look good! Sorry! LOL! And Yes I remember those cookies πŸ™‚ But was one recipe that I didn’t feel the urge to make, LOL! Tho they were cuter than real spiders πŸ™‚ Glad I made you smile! You make me smile a lot!


  4. Hahaha, how you feel about spiders is exactly the same way i feel about cockroaches πŸ˜€ . And there’s a myth Nigeria about killing spiders, I don’t know if you’ve heard of it- but they say that anyone who kills a spider will surely bedwet that night πŸ˜€ .


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