Perfect Empathy

photo - CopyPholcus phalangioides also known as the “vibrating spider, cellar spider,” or daddy long-legs.”

Buddha sits in meditative peace until Pholcus phalangioides tickles Buddha’s cheek. This is normal behavior for daddy long-legs that vibrates the web of other spiders to mimic the struggle of trapped prey. This special trick lures hungry webhosts closer to the waiting mouth of the vibrating spider. Buddha feels the dancing feet upon his forehead, nose, and cheek, but does not move. When the spider settles into a position between the Buddha’s left and third eye, the Buddha looks out through the spider’s compound eyes and see in a way he has never seen before.
copyright © 2013 Martha Fawcett

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