I found her this morning, finally released from her single strand of silk, fallen into the space between the two windows. I guess any life, no matter how small, matters, if only to the creature involved. And now and then, to others who somehow get involved too.
small addendum: the post that this one refers to has been taken down: it had become a magnet for seach engines of the spamming variety, and there seemed no way to end it without actually removing the post itself. My apologies for anyone who happens upon this and thinks, 'what the hell...".