Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Thank you Margaret Mitchell

Crestfallen, she stops and then resourcefully and determinedly finds her true direction. She was never the type to admit defeat. Ghost-like voices from her past remind her of the source of her strength in the soil of Tara. She hears her father Gerald: "Land's the only thing that matters, it's the only thing that lasts." Ashley: "Something you love better than me, though you may not know it. Tara." And Rhett: "It's from this you get your strength, the red earth of Tara." Each speech is repeated with increasing tempo and volume.

Margaret Mitchell, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Gone With the Wind. (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949)

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