Growing great simply

Impresario Sol Hurok said that Marian Anderson, one of the most celebrated opera singers of the century, hadn’t simply grown great, she’d grown great simply. He said: ‘A few years ago a reporter asked her to name the greatest moment in her life. I was in her dressing room at the time and was curious to hear the answer. I knew she had many big moments to choose from, including a private concert at the White House for the Roosevelts and the King and Queen of England; and that Easter Sunday when she stood beneath the Lincoln statue and sang for a crowd of seventy five thousand. But she didn’t choose any of them. Instead she told the reporter that the greatest moment of her life was the day she went home and told her mother she wouldn’t have to take in washing anymore.’ That’s greatness

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