@nev Your posts about spiders has made me change the way I interact with them.
Whereas once upon a time they'd trigger a fight or flight response, now I look at them as sharing space. The way you describe them helped a lot with that - that someone, somewhere finds spiders so arresting (and talks about them often) made me look at spiders with new eyes.
Jodorowsky's quote also helped my spider phobia:
A spider says: 'If you squish me you kill a problem, but you don't resolve your phobia.'