I'm not afraid of bringing rain. Even if I did believe in the superstition, what do I care about a bit of precipitation?

No, that old reticence from Cameroon has stayed with me. When I saw a spider in Cameroon, I weighed the relative harm the arachnid caused me versus the relative harm it could cause to other insects (like mosquitoes) which could cause relative harm to me. The scales definitely tipped toward letting the spiders live.

Now, it just seems rude to dispatch them without another moment's thought.


Tom said…
I've always felt that way. Spiders have never bitten me, but they all like to eat mosquitoes. The enemy of my enemy is...

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