It’s funny the things you think when you are afraid of something.
When I was afraid of spiders, looking at their bulbous abdomen made me
think about it being full of disgusting fluid, or poison, or rot. Now,
I see it as a lovely round orb of a body. I see them differently, now
that I understand them. When I see them scrabbling, or curled up, I do not
recoil in horror. I realize now that they are experiencing fear themselves.
They are responding to their environment with extreme reactions, because
they are fragile creatures. They are aggressive for the same reason. They
run fast for the same reason. All the signals that tell me to fear them, are
indicative of their fear as well.

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