One of my all time favorite stories is Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White. I would spend hours and hours just day dreaming about the farm and the pig, all the while pretending I was Charlotte. I love the way a book can do that, create another world to play in just be describing a few simple scenes.
Which got me thinking, where did a story like Charlotte's Web, or Stuart Little (also by E.B. White) come from? What spark of inspiration led to such a simple and yet remarkable little tale?
And then I came across this little wonder... suspended safely in the comfort its web, this spider is a sight to behold, or rather a spark. It's hard not to be inspired by the bands of color or the way light filters through its translucent legs. Whole worlds indeed could be created just from those two tiny details.
Maybe it wasn't so hard for Mr. E.B. White to write those stories after all, when you are surrounded by so many incredible images everyday it's hard not to be inspired.
Maybe I'll write a story about this little guy... I think I'll call him Walter...
P.S. We'll be back later today to announce the winner for our current book giveaway: Rocks!
*Last time in Books and Stories: Rocks