James Thurber believed, it is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers
December 9, 2017
Since James Thurber was born in the month of December I want to take this opportunity to
call attention to some of his books that are sadly not known by many adults and children alike.
The holidays give us the opportunity to be with family and what better way to celebrate the gift of family and the love that runs through a family than to share a book that offers to much pleasure and ways to connect.
Embedded in many of Thurber’s writings is the idea that it is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. He was a man who lived his life, very much dedicated to the belief —All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why. Thurber, like the best of writers, created characters who were very much trying to figure out what makes them tick and how they fit into the world. Can there be a better idea to share and ponder with those you love?
Wishing one and all a Holiday Season filled with a shared inquiry with loved ones.
A few of Thurber’s titles—
The 13 Clocks
The Wonderful O
Fables for Our Times
This image best captures Thurber’s own unique brand of wisdom, and always
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