As Elliott's mind wandered he started to think of all of the possibilities that would open up to him if only his home could be a spider's web: sleeping outside under starry skies, wonderfully scary swing rides clinging to the web on blustery days, a built in trampoline...
And after those delightfully fun ideas flitted past, a few more ideas--considerably less desirable--found their way to the forefront of his imaginative little mind: Who would tuck me in at night? Do spiders read bed time stories? What would I eat for snacks? What would happen if it rained?
And then the very worst of ideas popped into little Elliott's mind and really started to worry him... I wonder if I could get caught in a spider's web and rolled up for dinner... He thought. How would I get out?
Elliott was jolted back to reality just in time by his mother's soft voice as she reassured him by saying, "No, you are too big to be in a spider's web, Elliott. You couldn't get in the web; you could put your hand in the web, but then you would just break it."
Oh! Whew! Well that settles it then... But still... What if I could be in a spider's web? What fun I would have!
Photo complements of David Escalante