I wasn’t expecting to be inspired reading the latest Costco magazine. Entertained, yes, but mostly grateful to have something new to read just before turning out the lights. I feel so excited to go to bed knowing there is new reading material on my nightstand. Guess that’s an old age thing, something so simple, but I’ll take it and count it as one of the highlights of my day.
The reading doesn’t go on for long, but that really is the point. After all it is time to get some sleep and start a glorious day again early in the morning. Mornings are so hopeful.
But back to the Costco magazine. J. Rentilly has a short, barely a page, article about the new book by James McCullough called, The Wright Brothers.
I’ve never read a McCullough book and can’t say I’ve ever seen him on his PBS show, American Experience. But so much about the man and his words lingered with me for a few days. I had to go find the article and read it again.
Along with all kinds of research and interviews and flat out work that goes into a big ole book like this, McCullough says he did what he calls, “considerable thinking.”
He loves and collaborates with his wife of 61 years, Rosalee. McCullough says she is a great dancer.
What stayed with me the most, though, is that he says the Wright Brothers believed they had all they needed to be successful, “Books and curiosity and love–and then they simply did what they did.”
And what they did changed the world.
Books and curiosity and love. Gosh, don’t we all have that?
Now we just need to do what we do.
Maybe we can change the world.