webs on webs29 Jul 2022
yesterday morning i was heading into breakfast on knoll farm and i saw these spider webs.
i was struck by their beauty and so i stayed and looked closer. that’s when i noticed two things:
- many of them appeared abandoned.
- some smaller spiders had built their webs using other webs as anchors.
i have had many lessons brought to me by the knoll farm spiders. i won’t get into all of them here (and one of the stories is luana’s to tell) but suffice it to say that there is lots of healing going on with them here.
so today brought another one.
what would it be like to build projects/infrastructure/systems so strong that other projects can be built on top of them?
i know this isn’t a new idea and people have written lots of one particular manifestation of this (ex: platform revolution). but seeing this organic version has really got me thinking differently about it.
- the older webs are abandoned and yet they are still useful for smaller spiders to work with. what would it take to build infrastructure like that?
- what is the responsibility of bigger spiders to smaller spiders?
- even as the smaller, thinner strands of thread (projects) on the inside of webs get torn up by prey, if the larger anchor threads are often placed in such a way that they don’t get destroyed. what could we learn from that?
anyway, just sharing a few thoughts. lmk if they spark anything for you!
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