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."


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?