lessons

After all, what's a life, anyway?

I still remember the first time I saw Charlotte’s Web ( o La Telaraña de Charlotte as it was called in the Dominican Republic), back in 1973. I remember bawling my eyes out when it ended.

A garden spiderweb after the rain…

It stayed with me long after that and since then, I have watched the cartoons multiple times.

I am a grown man and it still gets to me…

The message I get from it, is that we should always embrace and enjoy every moment of your life as it is the last one.

From that book I have learned to be Humble, Terrific, Radiant and Some Human being (Paraphrasing Charlotte)…

We can all use some time to self-reflect and try to be the best that we can be in our lives. After all, what’s a life anyway?

You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die. A spider’s life can’t help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone’s life can stand a little of that.
— E. B. White, Charlotte's Web