“Oh, Bear!” said Christopher Robin. “How I do love you!”
“So do I,” said Pooh.”
— A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
When I hear or read about a book or video that interests me, I jot down the name on a scrap of paper and tuck it away for future reference. I am usually working on a story or novel and I don’t have a lot of free time. Sadly, some of these scraps end up in the garbage.
Fortunately, J.K. Rowling’s commencement speech at Harvard did not.
Her words spoke to me on a very personal level. She is such an inspiration as an author and human being.
If you haven’t watched it, I recommend setting aside 20 minutes and doing so. You won’t regret it.
Sarah Slean is a brilliant Canadian singer-songwriter. I discovered her music a few years ago and I’m a big fan. “Napoleon,” from the Land & Sea album, is one of my favourite songs.