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It occurred to me that humans are quite similar to the spider population. Each of us spins the web of our own existence. Our world exists and finds meaning by the daily tending to the threads of our lives. These threads form our core identity and give us a sense of place in a world that now supports seven billion additional spider webs. It is important, and indeed healthy that we not be reduced to nothingness. The threads of our lives make the journey on earth worth the trip.

More: Daily Times, October 5, 2012.