Chuck Berry - Run Rudolph Run
Rita Hayworth, 1950
Brenda Lee - Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
“Writing books is one way to live forever. Isn’t it? This is something I want to believe. Until all the light goes out anyway.”
Katherine Faw Morris on Flannery O’Connor and religion.
First—if you are in love—that’s a good thing—that’s about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don’t let anyone make it small or light to you.
Second—There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you—of kindness and consideration and respect—not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn’t know you had.”
Marlene Dietrich, c. 1933
Marilyn Monroe c. 1950