What do you think about symbolism? I've heard that a praying mantis comes to us when serenity and peace is needed in our lives. So, I found it inspiring to stumble upon this creepy creature on our front porch the other day. I could definitely use a little less chaos in my life. Although, my reaction to her at first glance would suggest otherwise. I was absolutely terrified. There was a lot of screaming, 'sqeaming' and jumping around... quite chaotic. Anyway, after realizing that she wasn't going to ferociously attack, I swept her up into a mason jar and onto an ear of corn for a closer look.