I'll send off 2010 with what are still my favorite words adapted for screen. Thank you Harper Lee for giving us Scout Finch and the rest of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Thank you Horton Foote for your sublime empathy in shepherding these characters to the screen.
Neighbors bring food with death and flowers with sickness and little things in between. Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls; a broken watch and chain; a knife; and our lives. One time Atticus said you never really knew a man until you stood in his shoes and walked around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough.
The summer that had begun so long ago had ended and another summer had taken its place. And a fall. And Boo Radley had come out.
I was to think of these days many times. Of Jem and Dill and Boo Radley and Tom Robinson. And Atticus. He would be in Jem’s room all night. And he would be there when Jem waked up in the morning.
Happy New Year everyone!