Terrorized By A Spider
- By Indu Shanmugam
- Published 06/19/2008
Indu Shanmugam is a 20-something, college student from Oregon, USA. She is majoring in English literature and language. She also studied Theology for a short period. She wants to be a teacher. As a literature enthusiast, she enjoys literature of all types and from writers of various backgrounds from the classics, French realists, Christian writings like C.S Lewis and South Asian literature. As for her own writings, "I am still trying to find and develop my own voice." She sees the art of the written word as a way to speak about Christ and explore truth. Before she met Jesus Christ, she has been searching for the meaning of life through experimentation of other religions, philosophies and ideas. At the age of 17, she accepted Christ after a powerful encounter with God through a miracle. God's presence and deep truths in the Bible fuel her creativity. She is involved in church activities and has a love for the church and would like to see every believer grow, become closer to God and live fruitfully. She loves traveling, sipping bubble teas, theatre, music, films and hanging out with friends and has a weakness for cheesecake.
This morning while I was in the shower, a spider jumps on me. I freak out. I flick this creepy hairy fiend off to the side. Then, this creature starts jumping. Oh, great! With my soap dish I scoop it up and quickly throw it out before it escapes from my catch. Yuck! I'm surprised that I didn't scream as I usually would.
A guy once said, "Women are amazing. They are brave enough to go through hours of childbirth. Some of these ladies are not afraid do the most admirable, courageous and daring things, yet they scream the loudest when they see a spider."
That is very true with me. Spiders scare me the most but I'm not as afraid of other situations and things.