This is all a true story.
It was an ordinary morning at one of my classes at school. That time when I was in my seat, I found this tiny spider resting at my shoulder. I have never seen anything like it. I especially love his color. I named the spider Glow.
I was thinking of bringing the little dude home, but I didn’t have some place to keep him. Well, I was so amazed. I have never been so enthralled at a spider like this ever…in fact I never really liked crawling creatures.
When I stood up to move, I feared that he would flee, but when I came back to my seat again, he was still there. There were times when he would fall off my clothes and into the floor, but I would pick him up again.
The time came when my class was over. I didn’t know what happened–but he just went out of sight. I looked everywhere but I couldn’t find him…
I went out and ate lunch. I had classes again at 4PM.
I went back to school at around 2PM, to the previous classroom where we held my previous class. My classmates where there, and guess what one of my classmates found: it was the green spider! :)
I was really happy when they found him and I took him again.
At 4PM, we had to leave. I didn’t notice the spider anymore, and I tried looking for him.
Our classes were at a different campus and we had to take a jeepney ride there. So we went off to the 3rd floor, into our room. I was walking and moving a lot.
When everyone was seated inside the class, my eyes went to my uniform–and there he was, the spider, clinging to one of the gaps by the buttons. :) I couldn’t believe it! He was actually there all along.
Later, I went down the stairs, and then one of my classmates saw the spider, and dusted him away! He said that there was a spider on my shoulder, but I told him it was my pet! I tried looking for him but he wasn’t anywhere.
When I came back to the classroom, I never seemed to notice, but he was there attached to my clothes again! Amazing.
That one time came when I couldn’t seem to find him (again).
I tried looking around, searching for him, seeing if I could find him.
He couldn’t be lost this time. We’ve been through so much and he’s stuck to me through so much that day!
I tried searching the classroom, the floor. I’m sure he hasn’t gotten far if he ever fell.
When I was searching everywhere, he was still actually with me all along.
The sad reality was, though, I found him at the sole of my shoes…dead.
I felt so bad! After all those times, when there were so many instances that he could have died, I was the one who killed him.
I have a few realizations with this experience. Don’t we do that sometimes, too? Don’t we, too, at times, become murderers…even if we may not know it?
May you rest in peace, Glow.