Monday, November 21, 2005

Growing up in Kansas



This is a quote (which I love) from an article in the Chicago Tribune:

"In the remains of this exploded life, Joan reaches backward, back to the lessons about fate and fortitude she learned as a girl in a land where the summer sun was as pitiless as the winter wind and the snow along the empty roads could dwarf a man.

When people marvel that she's strong, as they so often do in admiration and bewilderment and relief, she shakes her head, says no, she's not strong. She's just from Kansas."

2 comments:

Willa said...

I read that article this morning, too, and loved that quote!

jamie said...

That made me teary-eyed. How can anyone worth anything have been born anywhere else?