The People of LWON and their splendid guests have several ongoing preoccupations, and rather than have you try to mentally collate them over the years, we thought we’d devote a week to each preoccupation. That way they’ll all be in one place. This week is devoted to redux posts on loving bugs.
A few years ago, a funnel spider made a home in Nell Greenfieldboyce’s window. In this beautiful essay from 2014, Nell becomes absorbed with the task of trying to love her. But this human-spider unrequited love story (like so many interspecies love stories involving spiders) ends in heartache.