"... eight months before his death in 1983, Williams received an honorary degree from Harvard. Spotting Mother Teresa at a reception beforehand, he shambled over to where she sat on a couch saying her rosary, knelt down and put his head in her lap. Clearly the good woman had no idea who this paunchy, disheveled person was, but she knew a soul in pain when she saw it, and patted his head as she gave him her blessing."
Saturday, November 29, 2014
The kindness of strangers in the Church as field hospital
From a review by Blake Bailey of Tennessee Williams by John Lahr in The New York Times.