Charlotte died today. Maybe you know Charlotte. She's the little grey spider that saved Wilbur's life. I know it's kind of corny, but I actually teared up as I read Charlotte's Web to my children today during school. Maybe I just got so caught up in the storyline. Maybe I know how precious friendship is. Maybe I'm getting older and appreciating things more. It doesn't matter that I've read the book many times before, but this time it tugged at my heart.
I blame E. B. White. He has such a unique way of presenting the conversations between Charlotte and Wilbur. I got attached to Wilbur and admired Charlotte for wanting to stick up for her friend, going to great lengths to save his life.
Well, tomorrow Charlotte's babies will be born. I guess 514 little grey spiders will begin their mission then. :o)
Sweet dreams, everyone!!