My Myles is absolutely addicted to audio books. Now, when I use the word addicted I mean it quite literally. As soon as he stumbles down the stairs in the morning he turns on his CD player with a story in it. He has stories in the car. He will listen to stories all day long. We have made the rule that the stories must be paused while we eat, but he is a serious book worm. And I love it!
Often the stories filling our home will be listened to over and over and over again. Such has been the case this week with the beloved classic Charlotte's Web.
Like most people I have read the book and seen the movie, but it had been sometime since doing either. Tonight Myles was listening in the playroom which is right next to our kitchen. I was filling the sink with soapy water when I was utterly astounded by what I heard.
I shut off the water, went into the playroom and rewound the CD to make sure that I had heard it correctly. Sure enough I heard it again.
Charlotte has assured Wilbur that she will save him from the awful fate that awaits most pigs. But Wilbur is scared. He wants to know what her plan is. She tells him that she doesn't have a plan yet, but she will. But when, he wants to know. How can I help he asks, his anxiety bursting with every phrase. Charlotte, always calm and gentle speaks these profound words to Wilbur,
“Never hurry and never worry!”