The feeling often comes over me that I am not at all remarkable; it is fun to plan a career, but in all probability, I shan't turn out a bit different from any other ordinary person. I may end by marrying an undertaker and being an inspiration to him in his work.I think this quote captured me with the phrase "being an inspiration to him in his work." Not that undertakers don't need their sources of inspiration, of course.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Quote of the Day, 7/18/06
I was a children's lit major in college and grad school, and have shelves of kids books that I still re-re-re-read frequently. The following is from one of my favorites, a book called Daddy-Long-Legs (which was made into a kind-of-fun Fred Astaire movie that was not too faithful to the book). Daddy-Long-Legs, by Jean Webster (niece of Mark Twain), is written as a set of letters from Judy, and orphan girl who is struggling to get through college and to become a published author.