It is my wonderful and honored pleasure to inductoredee Harper Lee – she of the double forehead butt, even thought I am the Single Forehead Butter. Yes, our beautiful Harper Lee has “The Sign” of all things creative and wonderful and beautiful! And, to have a two-fer forehead butter day, from the wonderful and lovely author (look at her face, that is a face I’d like to know the person behind, to have tea with and some crisp thin cookies and talk about just any old thing while rocking on the porch) -of To Kill A Mockingbird – Scout’s daddy – Gregory Peck – also has a forehead butt! A single like me. This is a fine day for us Forehead Butters, those of us with The Sign of creative everything!
So, down with Botox! Let’s tell the stories of our lives through our expressive faces, let’s keep the signs of love and anger and grief and wonder and beauty and past and present and up and down and all around. . .Folks, if you don’t think Harper Lee is beautiful and that her face tells stories of her life and of other’s lives witnessed, then go ahead and get your danged botox, as for me, I hope I one day have a Harper Lee face. Here’s to language, and books, and good good stories, and beautiful faces . . .