Friday, August 14, 2009

The Spider and the Trap

What lessons can we learn from this picture?

The Flytrap must have seemed enticing to the Spider. It offered an attractive structure, bound to attract flies. The Spider must have thought it ready-made for his web, as you can see in the picture.

All that promise, though, was little more than a clever trap. There he is, swallowed whole.

Poetic justice from a fly's perspective, perhaps. Or maybe a warning of the dangers of hubris?

More likely, a simple reminder that there's no free lunch.

(Thanks to California Carnivores for selling such well-bred plants; it's worth the drive to Sebastopol, and they ship too.)

1 comment:

  1. 教育的目的,不在應該思考什麼,而是教吾人怎樣思考.........................