SOLC17 12/31 Thanks for the March Slice of Life challenge with the Two Writing Teachers community for Day Twelve of Thirty-One of the Slice of Life Challenge in March. Thank you, Stacey, Beth, Deb, Betsy, Lanny, Kathleen, Lisa, and Melanie.
from E.B. White
For the angst going on in our world:
Charlotte: "Trust me, Wilbur. People are very gullible. They'll believe anything they see in print."
For this group of dedicated writers:
Narrator: "Wilbur never forgot Charlotte. Although he loved her children and grandchildren dearly, none of the new spiders ever quite took her place in his heart. She was in a class by herself. It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both.
|This is a common house spider, not Araneus cavaticu,|
the barn spider that Charlotte was.
I've written about my stance on spiders another time. I am not afraid of them, but wish they would stay outside where there is so much more for them than in my home. If possible, I will catch them in a tissue and gently carry them outside. I see one of these pictured above about once a week. They might crawl across the floor in my kitchen, or appear on a wall. Carrying them outside in winter seems cruel, so. . . The spider does not get to stay.
This morning I was sitting at my desk beginning the day of reading posts and checking email at the computer. A spider like the ones I usually see crawled out from under my printer. I swear it waved one leg at me. Perhaps I've read Charlotte's Web too many times? And then it (she?) ran back under. Of course, I removed all the stuff piled on the printer, then lifted it. No spider! I looked on the floor, the shelves of the desk. No spider! Later I sat at the desk again, and it did not appear.
It was quite an early morning adventure! And many thanks to dear E.B. White!
Wilbur: "A Lifetime. That's what we have.