December 5, 2009

Purpose

Many of us reflect on the purpose of life when Decembers come around. Walt was born today, and one of his quotes about his most famous creation seems like both a good tribute to the man and a fine thought to inspire those resolving things for the next year and beyond:

All we ever intended for him or expected of him was that he should continue to make people everywhere chuckle with him and at him. We didn't burden him with any social symbolism, we made him no mouth piece for frustrations or harsh satire. Mickey was simply a little personality assigned to the purposes of laughter.

The simple purpose of bringing joy to others. Happy birthday, Walt. And thank you from all of us for the gift.