The Quotidian, January 9, 2011 ~ Happiness

“Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.” ~ Margaret Storm Jameson (January 8, 1891 to September 30, 1986)

Margaret Storm Jameson was an English novelist. After her marriage to Guy Chapman, she continued to publish under her name Storm Jameson. She was a member of International PEN, and was active in helping refugee writers from 1939.

[Source: quotation from The Writer’s Almanac, January 8, 2011. Dates and biographical information from Wikipedia, accessed January 8, 2011.]

Resources:

International PEN (founded in 1921 in London) is the oldest human rights organization and the oldest worldwide literary organization, according to Wikipedia.

Link: http://www.internationalpen.org.uk/ 

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About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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