Counter Space

A couple days after Warning Puff, I came across a spider on the kitchen counter. I picked up a piece of paper and tried to get it to climb on, but it wouldn’t cooperate.

I didn’t have time for silly counter space games, so I brushed it off the counter with the paper onto my hand and walked it outside.

As I walked back inside, I marveled at how I’ve gone from being smash-it-to-smithereens-with-a-hockey-stick scared of spiders to a nonchalant rehomer. I said a silent thank you to Chris Hadfield, whose TED Talk I watched a few years ago. Turns out it’s possible to logic and practice your way out of a caveman reaction.

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