Thursday, April 17, 2008

"I am not interested in … such subjects as the adulteries of dentists. I am interested in those things that repeat and repeat and repeat in the lives of the millions." Thornton Wilder who was born today (1897, Madison, Wisconsin), who wrote Our Town (1938).

After I saw Our Town produced in my high school, I posted this line from Emily Webb above the light switch in my bedroom where I saw it every day until I left home:

Mama and Papa. Good-by to clocks ticking...and Mama's sunflowers. And food and coffee. And new ironed dresses and hot baths...and sleeping and waking up. Oh, earth, you're too wonderful for anybody to realize you. ...Do human beings ever realize life while they live it? — Every, every minute?

I'm going to put this up again, as a reminder of how wonderful it is right now. Let's not forget.

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