Deep Thoughts from Charlotte’s Web

“Take a deep breath!  Now climb to the highest place you can get to.  Now make an attachment with your spinnerets, hurl yourself into space, and let out a dragline as you go down!”    Charlotte

Charlotte the spider, from Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, may have been talking about spinning a web, but she could have been refering to the “risk-taking” feeling of writing.  It’s scary! 

Every time you write your thoughts, feelings, and stories, pat yourself on the back.  You’re sharing yourself with the world, creating art, and growing as a creative person. 

Charlotte also knew a thing or two about people.  “With men it’s rush, rush, rush every minute,”  she said.

Take time in your life to pause and reflect.  Do you have five minutes you can set aside to daydream?  Five minutes to stare out the window and think about a character, a story, a poem, or a scene from your own life you’d like to put on paper? 

“I don’t know what a magnum opus is,” said Wilbur.

“That’s Latin,” explained Charlotte.  “It means ‘great work.’ This egg sac is my great work –the finest thing I have ever made.”

Work on your own writing so you will create your own magnum opus – – the finest thing you’ll ever make.

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