The quote came from an unusual source. Let’s see if you recognize it.
“Fern was up at daybreak trying to rid the world of injustice.”
That’s right, my reader friends, it was in Charlotte’s Web. I was teaching a reading lesson to a small group, and that line just stood out. Injustice was a suggested vocabulary word, so we sought out the sentences containing the word, discussed the context, and made meaning.
“…to rid the world of injustice” – what a great phrase. Save the world before breakfast! Never fear, runts of the litters! Ferns of the world will intervene!
E.B. White isn’t the only author to abhor injustice. Remember Dr. Seuss?
“I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful, 100 percent.” -Horton Hatches the Egg
I think I’ll make that my new catch phrase, my new slogan. Maybe I’m just a blogger, but if I get up early enough, I can do my part to rid the world of injustice.
Yes, you can!
Little steps add up to big steps and grow.
There is SOOOO much injustice that comes across my screen every day that I find it exhausting. Really. So… I try hard to focus my attention on just a few small things that I can do each day. One gesture, one smile in an unexpected place, one handout to someone who has nothing, one small forgiveness to either someone close to me or a complete stranger. All of these things make tiny differences in my day, and perhaps larger differences in others’… and I hope that they have a ripple effect to the greater community.
Yes! Yes! Yes!