A word of truth

By Lyn Mills
Updated April 18 2018 - 11:06pm, first published December 4 2012 - 3:00am

An invisible thread for me is the morning cobwebs. Invisible and annoying. A wrap around the face as I quickly destroy the hard work of a tiny spider, which is genetically programmed to start all over again. I once watched a spider create a classic web from beginning to end in Papua New Guinea, though not one of the famous bird-eating spider variety, just a common garden variety, it was mesmerising and I had the time. Time is what I'll find over the Christmas season for the book The Invisible Thread: One Hundred Years of Words edited by Irma Gold and containing the words of a formidable collection of writers and poets whose invisible threads of writing connect them and us all in Canberra and endorse our own belief in the literary excellence of our city. Nietzsche was right, invisible threads are the strongest ties.

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