I always thought Maeve looked like a lady I’d enjoy sitting down with for a cup of coffee or tea and nice chat.
Maeve Binchy passed away today at 72. Binchy was a bestselling author from Ireland. Before she became a short story author and novelist, she was a teacher and later, a journalist and columnist. I could relate to her personal history and I enjoyed her writing, which combined humor with poignancy and humanity. Her first novel, Light a Penny Candle, was rejected five ties before it was published. When it was published, it became a bestseller and her books went on to sell more than 40 million copies worldwide.
And she just looked like a sweetheart.
Rest in peace, Maeve. You were an all together grand storyteller and you’ll be missed.
What do we live for if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?~ George Eliot
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread~ Mother Teresa
A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything within its vicinity freshen into smiles.~ Washington Irving
It takes so little to make people happy–just a touch, if we know how to give it, just a word, fitly spoken, or a slight readjustment of some bolt or pin or bearing in the delicate machinery of the human soul.~ Frank Crane
The best portion of a good man’s life, his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and of love.~ William Wordsworth
Be kind–everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.~ Plato
Alone and without love we die. Life itself is as dependent upon relationships with others as it is on food.~M.N. Beck
Some words of wisdom I found inspirational and which reminded me of a certain fellow we all admire. Not having a particularly good day health-wise. Sort of one of those “somebody took a Louisville slugger and beat the heck out of me” feelings. (A Louisville slugger is a famous brand of baseball bat FYI). Good to see all your comments, though, ladies and may I say keep up the good work. 😀