High Prize Indeed

When Chinese citizen Guan Moye (pen name “Mo Yan”) was awarded this (2012) year’s Nobel Prize in literature, Christian Science Monitor reported he told  prize organizers he was “overjoyed and scared” when he learned he won.

This is the best response I ever heard to what it feels like to win.  This gives me a lot more empathy toward those who win. It also explains that look you see on the face of someone who has just been crowned beauty queen, just crossed the marathon finish line first, just slipped an engagement ring on a beloved’s finger.

Very soon, it will explain the look on the face of whoever wins the presidential election. Watch for it.

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About Mrs. Fitz

Hello! I'm Michele Fitzpatrick, a Chicago writer. Like our town, a work in progress. As a journalist, teacher and writing coach I think all of us live our stories and sharing them creates moments that remind us we're connected. And that is enough.
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