The Writer's Almanac from NPR told me that today is Maeve Binchy's birthday. While Maeve is not specifically named for her (I loved the name before I knew the author), it didn't hurt that Binchy is one of my favorite authors. Here is why, this is what Maeve Binchy said about life:
"We're nothing if we're not loved. When you meet somebody who is more important to you than yourself, that has to be the most important thing in life, really. And I think we are all striving for it in different ways."