Allergic to Mortality


My wife was bitten by a spider! She doesn’t know, when, where, how it happened, but last weekend she began itching and by Monday it turned red, swollen and we both became concerned.

Beth is allergic to bee stings, ant bites and severely affected by poison ivy and oak. She carries an EpiPen to prevent anaphylactic shock so not knowing when she was infected and the slowness of the reaction was odd. However, after a trip to the doctor’s office, she was assured by her physician; “take an antibiotic and you should be fine.”

Flying bugs, creeping vines, crawling insects we always try to be aware of but no matter how vigilant not all of these potentially dangerous things can be spotted or thwarted.

Life is this way. We do our best to protect ourselves and those we love from pain, struggles and even death. In spite of our best efforts, however, we must accept the truth that sooner or later mortality will bite all of us.




About is a place for sojourners walking this spiritual path called life. - Brian Loging,, is lead writer at tWS. He is also a speaker, author, poet.

Posted on June 16, 2015, in Life and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. joeythebuddhist

    my mom just got bit by a spider too gets the same reactions lol


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