Recently I’d gone into the bathroom to brush my teeth and seen a spidey web up in a high corner. It may have shown itself due to a beam of sunlight through the skylight, as I hadn’t noticed it earlier. At any rate, I wanted it gone, but was either in too much of a hurry or too lazy to go into the bedroom closet to fetch the telescoping dusting brush I use for cleaning the beams and other too-high-to-reach places.
Instead, I’d wadded up a couple tissues, moistened them slightly in the still damp sink, and tossed them at the web. Now it took a few tossings to get most, but not all of the web wrapped onto the tissues. By then the sunlight had shifted slightly, obscuring the corner a bit, although I could still see pieces of it. I’d shrugged mentally, and pronounced it ‘good enough for who it’s for’, as they say around here. But even that shrugged notion gave me pause enough to think: ‘Hmmm; there’s gotta be a metaphor in here somewhere’.
Just for fun, I thought I’d give any of you to see if the metaphor signifies anything for you. If not, after some time, I’ll turn this into a new Open Menu. It wasn’t the case in my tossing, but if a spider had fallen out of the web (oh, ish, I loathe spideys), that would indeed broaden the metaphor, which may make it far more useful as a metaphor.
Meanwhile, I’ll hit the (often inscrutable) tax forms again.