Friday, June 4, 2021

Recommending Heart of Fire: An Immigrant Daughter's Story, by Mazie K. Hirono in collaboration with Rosemarie Robotham / "... you may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one .." / Northern Flicker

"... I have often wondered how it was that a quiet, watchful Asian-American immigrant girl who had grown up desperately poor could one day aspire to become the chief executive of her state.  The closest I've come to an explanation is this:  My mother had lived as if nothing was truly impossible, and her determination -- the heart of fire she carried within her, despite her calm demeanor -- had set a powerful example for us.  She had worked tirelessly to make it possible for me to become a woman with outsize dreams ..."


"... you may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one ..."

Brian Zhang:



37paddington said...

Am, thank you for this! To my mind the senator is an American hero and a wonderful soul, and what a gift she offers in introducing us to her mother.

Colette said...

"Hope springs eternal in the human breast" (Alexander Pope) What a joy it is to hope, and to believe in one's self.