Happy Birthday, Lucy!
Photo: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as they appear in THE LONG, LONG TRAILER from the Academy Collection.
I’ve heard it said that people come into our lives for a reason, bringing something we must learn. And we are lead to those who help us most grow if we let them, and we help them in return. Well I don’t know if I believe that’s true, but I know I’m who I am today, because I knew you…But because I knew you, I have been changed for good. It well may be that we will never meet again in this life time, so let me say before we part, so much of me is made from what I learned from you. You’ll be with me like a handprint on my heart. And now whatever way our stories end, I know you have rewritten mine by being my friend…and just to clear the air, I ask forgiveness for the things I’ve done you blame me for. But then I guess we know there’s blame to share and none of it really matters anymore. Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better, but because I knew you, I have been changed for good.
In a library, you could find miracles and truth and you might find something that would make you laugh so hard that you get shushed, in the friendliest way. There was sanctuary in a library, there is sanctuary now, from the war, from the storms of our family and our own anxious minds. Libraries are… sacred space.
Anne Lamott (via newberrylibrary)