moral-less fable - by Liliana Negoi by Liliana Negoi published on 2013/03/23 19:20:27 +0000 once upon a time a spider net was spread by its creator all over a jasmine bush, bunching the whole roundness in its embrace just like a fragile hair net. days passed, the delicate snare constantly proving its efficiency in meshing all sort of insects, even butterflies. deliciously trapped in the web two such imagos found themselves brought together by the complex weave, and after some futile attempts to escape, they accepted with grace their fate and began to talk to one another in anticipation of their dramatic denouement. they admired with alleged fair play the marvelous weaving of the net and the skillful art of their entrapper, they exchanged opinions on the jasmine fragrance surrounding them, they issued theories on the possible origin of the bright light flowing over their shivering wings, they fell in love and then revolted, they resigned and in the end they hushed. but the spider didn’t come, no matter how much they waited. in the end they died just as they were, caught in the silky threads, unable to understand their fate. but how could they know that due to the vastness of the web and the number of insects caught the spider slept, its belly full, in a different part of the bush?!