Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Happy birthday Aaron Sorkin!


Just pausing to reflect on the impact Aaron Sorkin has had on my life.

Without him, I might never have...

- known or cared about American politics
- known much or cared much about America, full stop (sorry, guys)
- visited DC
- been introduced to my very favourite actor
- been inspired to write the book I have just finished
- fallen in love with the English language
- known who Rob Lowe was (yes, I'm that culturally inept)
- gone to Hay to meet Rob Lowe, and ended up meeting another author who inspired me, listened to me, and may well be helpful to me later down the line...
- met Rebecca, who's now one of my best friends, and made countless other friends online

I realise I'm repeating the word "inspired". Which, when you come to think of it, is quite apt.

Aaron Sorkin, you can be my three beautiful things for today.


4 comments:

cornflakegirl said...

I'd forgotten how beautiful the English language could be until I started watching The West Wing, then I fell in love with it all over again. This may sound a tad mad but to me Sorkin is like a modern day Shakespeare.

Happy Birthday Aaron Sorkin.

Claire said...

Not mad at all. That's exactly how i feel.

nicdempsey said...

It's true TV can change your life! Also and I do this because I would want to know, there's no e in Hay.

Claire said...

Thanks... I don't know why I always do that!