It may break your heart, but it will fill your heart before it breaks it; it will make you a person in your own right."
Maxwell Anderson 15 Dec, 1888 ~ 28 Feb, 1959
So, this splendid Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, of Key Largo and Anne of the Thousand Days, among many others, began his bumptious life on this day in history, but I suppose what I like best about him is the above quote, now copied into my little book. Because I'll be pondering today how one would make one's art proud. Heaven knows, my art + luck and labor made 'me a person in my own right,' thanks be to all that's holy. Would that more people - no make that everyone - would that everyone have his or her art and the disposition to find pride and personhood there.
|Betty Smith 15 Dec 1896 ~ 17 Jan, 1972|