Friday, April 22, 2011

My Sentimental Friend


The Wizard of Oz (1939)
by L. Frank Baum and Noel Langley

"And remember, my sentimental friend,
that a heart is not judged by how much you love,
but by how much you are loved by others."

Recently, while dwelling in one of my infrequent though somewhat troubling "old-fat-unattractive-alone-and-unloved" blue funks, I was reminded of this quote from the film version of The Wizard of Oz.  It is advice that the unmasked "Wizard" gives to the Tin Man as he is awarded his "heart."  I am always struck by universal truths stated so clearly and simply.

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