Elwyn Brooks White Once Said…

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Elwyn Brooks White was born on July 11, 1899 and died on October 1, 1985. Elwyn or E.B White was an American writer of one of the first books I recall reading as a child entitled, Charlotte’s Web and he also wrote the story of Stuart Little.

Heredity is a strong factor, even in architecture. Necessity first mothered invention. Now invention has little ones of their own and they look just like grandma. – E.B. White

Elwyn had an interesting way with words and how he put his ideas together to explain how things are. This explanation for how things related to architecture stating that necessity was the reasoning behind how it came about and how inventions helped it going to prove that things are passed along but they may not look the same but there are similarities. Some will be more like something from the past because in honoring a style one learns how to do it the way it was done in the past.

Books are good company in sad times and happy times, for books are people. People who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book. – E.B. White

This is one way that the art of writing stays alive and the stories and characters because someone reads it and that person enjoys or relates to the character or gets sucked into the story and then tells a friend who tells another friend, and so on and so forth. Books are wonders and it doesn’t have to be a book, it can be a boring blog waiting for someone to discover that the author just may have something important to say. Perhaps it’s something you need to hear or hadn’t thought of that changes your perspective on life.

‘Why did you do all this for me? he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ “You have been my friend,” replied Charlotte. “That in itself is a tremendous thing.” – E.B. White

Sometimes all you need to do is be someone’s friend. To be there as an ear to listen to, a shoulder to cry on, a look of understanding, a smile of kindness and more. It isn’t hard to do these things for another and if more people were focused on being friends instead of trying to be better than the other or richer or prettier or anything. One just has to be interested and show interest and respond and not be an asshole. Be kind and receive kindness.

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