[Woman's Home Companion, June 1956
photograph by Elliott Erwitt]
Pearl S. Buck
Born June 26, 1892
First American woman to win the Nobel Prize
for literature, 1938.
"The old deep sadness of life lay in the bottom of
her heart and she knew it was there,
but she would not allow herself to sink into it.
Out of the dark and sullen bottom of a lake
the lotus flowers bloomed upon its surface,
and she would pluck the flowers."
Happy Birthday to one of my favorite authors!
Isn't hers a magnificent face?