The eye is the jewel of the body-Henry David Thoreau


You happened to see a spider

What is your reaction?

Your reaction is instant since there is no time to think.

Is it not a fact that you just feel like killing the same since you are scared?

My friend, don’t crush these most helpful creatures, the moment you see them.

Don’t be in a hurry.

“I never kill insects. If I see ants or spiders in the room, I pick them up and take them outside. Karma is everything” Holly Valance

Think for a second

These creatures unique, beautiful and are human-friendly.

They clear your residence/garden by eating disease-causing pests free of cost!

The majority of spiders could save your life.

Spiders fit into the larger scheme of the ecosystem.

There are more than 43,000 different species of spiders and less than 30 can cause human deaths. (less than 1%)

Jumping spider vs Humans-power games( who is stronger?)

  • A jumping spider can jump as much as 50 times its length. The highest leap recorded by a human being is 12 feet. (Human is supposed to leap 300 feet)
  • Humans lack spider-sense because of the lack of the sensitive hairs that cover the body of the spiders.
  • Spider produces silk (web) which we can’t. (spider silk can reach tensile strength of 1.3 Gpa. The tensile strength of steel is a little higher 1.6 Gpa

Spider vs Humans-who is more dangerous?

“Spiders are anti-social, keep pests under control, and mostly mind their own business, but they somehow summon fear in humans who are far more dangerous, deceitful and have hurt more people.

Of the two I’m more suspicious about the latter”

Donna Lynn Hope


  • Jumping spiders really jump.
  • They don’t hunt by creating webs. They do produce silk acting like a dragline.
  • They have a great vision. They have 4 pairs of eyes.
  • They have no ears but they hear well thanks to their extraordinary sensory hairs.
  • Scientists say they sing & dance
  • Their favourite food is Malaria causing mosquitoes.
  • The life span is one year

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr. Philo

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11 thoughts on “The eye is the jewel of the body-Henry David Thoreau

  1. Loved this. I agree, spiders are amazing. But we don’t really have scary ones in the uk – but I was bitten by one in France and got a sore arm for a bit

    As for the picture, my immediate reaction was the huge big eyes … I only saw the eyes … not the spider … I think they mesmerised me

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  2. Thoreau’s use of the word “jewel” to describe the eye is particularly striking, as it suggests that the eye is a precious and valuable asset, one that should be treasured and cared for. This metaphor also implies that the eye is a window to the soul, and that through our eyes, we are able to connect with others and the world around us in a profound and meaningful way.

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  3. Why would anyone be afraid of spiders or any tiny creatures? I could never understand it. They should be afraid of us, and they probably are, because they are small, but we are huge and tend to kill them, for no reason.


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