Sunday, May 8, 2011
The other day my kids were watching Charlotte's Web. I'd like to tell you that we don't watch any tv, but that is not the case. I was in the other room attending to one of the more glamourous parts of my day, dishes. I listened as Charlotte and Wilbur were becoming acquainted. Wilbur is disgusted by Charlotte's appetite for blood. However, then they become the best of friends. I was struck with what a wonderful message that is. That you can meet someone or even know something and discover something about them that you don't like on any level and yet you can be friends. I'm glad. I'm also reminded of the words in the book (we listen E.B. White read it often when on long drives) something to the effect of what a gamble friendship is. That's my kind of gambling.