Nobody? – JAM

As a boy in elementary school I was made to memorize Emily Dickenson’s poem: “I’m a nobody.” It goes like this: “I’m a nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody, too? Then there’s a pair of us, don’t tell! They’d banish us, you know. How dreary to be somebody! How public, like a frog to tell your name the livelong day to an admiring bog!” When I was young, I wanted to be somebody, but as I grew older I became quite content to be a nobody. If I can do a little good, help a fallen to stand, bind up a bruised reed, rekindle a smoldering wick, bring laughter to the dismayed, a smile to the discouraged, good news to the hopeless; then I will have spent my life well. This is Just-A-Minute with Ed Boggess