|Mill Springs Battlefield - Nancy, KY|
Photo by Loree Huebner
I’ve been fighting with a stubborn kidney stone the past few days so my post this week will be brief. I’m fine and under my doctor’s care. Just having some discomfort and may have to go another round of antibiotics until the thing passes.
Last week, I ran across the quote used in my post title. It’s a quote by American author, E. B. White, and found myself able to quote the very next line…“Charlotte was both.” I knew the quote was taken from the incredible book written by White and first published in 1952 - Charlotte’s Web.
I had forgotten how much I loved to read this story when I was a child. I was swept away by the tale. It was the first time I had experienced a story that touched me and drew me in. I was hooked by White’s very real characters in the barnyard. After reading the book, I swear I had been to Zuckerman’s farm. It’s such a beautifully written story of true friendship and how far one friend will go for another…in a way that a child can understand. Now I’m sure that I don’t have to explain the plot of the story…and if by chance, you have not read the book…you should.
This was the first book that put the writing idea into my mind and heart. Heck, Charlotte was a writer. Truth be told, reading the book woke up the writer in my young soul. Back then, I knew that someday I wanted to write a story like White had.
Did a book ever have an impact on you when you were a child? Reading or writing? If so, what was it? Please share your story. I would love to hear from you.
Between you, me and the gatepost,