I want to be famous in the way a pulley is famous,
or a buttonhole, not because it did anything spectacular,
but because it never forgot what it could do.
—from “Famous” by Naomi Shihab Nye
Mrs. Miniver (1942) has long been a favorite. As a kid, the WWII morale booster facet of the film was lost on me. I was drawn to the story because it was about a woman being smart and brave.
I’m looking for a little of that Mrs. Miniver spirit inside of myself right now.
I’m on the verge of adding a new career to my already full life. I love good wallpaper. That’s a big hint about things to come.
Other Big News:
I’m sending my script off to dear Kris Lackey. Kris just moved back to Oklahoma after giving UNO years and years of noble service. New Orleans misses Kris.
New mom and screenwriter, Maya Held, is also being entrusted with the script. Friday is my deadline.