Mar 16, 2012

Loving Friday: Don't let anyone make it small

John Steinbeck (writer of " Of Mice and Men") got a letter from his teenage son Thom. In the letter Thom confessed that he had fallen desperately in love with a girl named Susan at his boarding school. Steinbeck then wrote a heartfelt respond on the same day.

My favorite line from the letter :
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.

ps: Are you in love? I will someday be following Steinbeck's advice wholeheartedly.
source: Letters of Note

Steinbeck with his sons John and Thom in 1954, courtesy UC Berkeley

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