Why My Father is Beautiful

This is what he wrote to Princess Bethany on Mother’s Day:

“Love in particular today to Bethany, who, like myself, is "parent” to people and animals in lines that are indirect, but drawn in bold with our dedication, love, care, steadfastness, patience, and absorbtion-of-pain-with-honor.“

I have read this about every other day since he sent it, and when I do I am so filled with pride, awe, humility and love I can barely stand it. 

If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the alter of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.

Yann Martel