A Spider's Concern

It’s hard to let go

We spend our lives building connection
A web of family, friends, business associates
And we fight to hold on, grow and succeed
Behavior so engrained in our being that it is truly second nature
How can there be any other way

Then one day, it’s time to let go
Say, for instance, it’s time to retire
How do you stop building, caring, competing
How do you cut the web
I guess that’s a spider’s concern

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 4/27/2018 1:45:00 AM
Excellent! What an apt analogy. So true. Bravo, Mike! ~ Gershon
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/27/2018 5:56:00 AM
Thank you Gershon!!
Date: 4/22/2018 3:41:00 PM
Scissors? Idk
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/22/2018 4:08:00 PM
That’s one way, lol xxoo
Date: 4/19/2018 8:27:00 AM
Very moving, thoughtful piece, Mike! I retired 15 years ago when I was just 51 to help raise grandchildren. I changed webs! Before long, when I'm 71 or 72, I'll have to spin yet another web. The thought is daunting for this aging spider. Janice
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/19/2018 8:53:00 AM
Thank Janice, It's encouraging to see others successful stories, Thanks for sharing yours XXOO
Date: 4/19/2018 3:51:00 AM
- It will be fine ... soon you will enjoy your freedom, Mike - big hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 4/22/2018 3:42:00 PM
So fine
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/19/2018 7:24:00 AM
Thanks co much, Anne-Lise xxoo
Date: 4/18/2018 12:45:00 PM
No longer trapped by the confines of work ... you still have your friends, and family and you have your freedom to do what you want when you want and you ;build; a new life around that - hubby took early retirement as his cancer was a wake up call as to the fragility of life.We live according to our means and we have never been happier:-) hugs Jan xx
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/18/2018 1:00:00 PM
You are right, Jan and I am glad to hear the you have never been happier Guess I'm just freaking a bit. I will just build a new web xxxooo
Date: 4/18/2018 11:54:00 AM
Charming perspective, Mike. Well done.
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/18/2018 1:00:00 PM
Thanks so much, Line xxoo
Date: 4/18/2018 10:57:00 AM
A thoughtful introspection for all..you summed it up with your first line and last line..unique theme..you must be close to retirement, Mike. I am already there!
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/18/2018 11:04:00 AM
Thanks Vijay, yes, I am but a few months away and it is starting to sink in !!!!