AN AMERICAN EXPRESSION OF GRATITUDE. In the Wall Street Journal (April 18, 2016), Christopher de Vinck quoted Emily in Our Town, the greatest American play: “Good-bye, Grover’s Corners—Mama and Papa. Good-bye to clocks ticking—and my butternut tree!— 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 any human beings ever realize life while they live it?—every, every minute?”

He also quoted Thornton Wilder in THE WOMAN OF ANDROS: “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”

Happy Thanksgiving!

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