I just finished reading Stefanie Powers’ memoir – ONE FROM THE HART. You may remember her as Jennifer Hart in the 80s classic HART TO HART. Or April Dancer in the 60s classic GIRL FROM U.N.C.L.E. Or as a world traveler and Kenyan activist. Or you have no idea who she is. No worries, you don’t need t0 know who she is in order to be moved by the final words of her book. I loved them and thought I’d share – here they are:
“The cycle of life reminds us of our own mortality, and in reflection comes the inevitable question, “What’s it all about?” The only idea that made sense was love. Perhaps our sole and most important role in life is to love one another and help each other through the trials of the life experience.
Beauty fades, success has its ups and downs, someone always has more than you do, and lots of people have less. Political and social ideals are corrupted by self-centered ambitions, popular culture panders to the worst of human instincts and doesn’t encourage the best, technology is replacing conversation and imagination, and on and on and on.
But still the question remains the same, and in the end, our lives are a reflection of the love we have given and the love we have accepted.”
For whatever reason her words made sense to me so I’d thought I’d share them with you.