Humanity is like an enormous spider web, so that if you touch it anywhere, you set the whole thing trembling… As we move around this world and as we act with kindness, perhaps, or with indifference, or with hostility, toward the people we meet, we too are setting the great spider web a-tremble.
The life that I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place and time my touch will be felt. Our lives are linked together. No one is an island. -Frederick Buechner
This image of the world as a vast spider web — without the spider, thank you — connecting all people is inspiring for me. I imagine myself linked to everyone around me whom I love, my family and friends, and beyond that to those I will never know from different cultures and countries.
We are one human family tied together by our struggle for a better life and the promise of hope. Is this image of the web inspiring for you?