On this day in 1950, Welsh poet & wit Dylan Thomas arrived in New York (the centre of my universe) for his first reading tour of the United States. He died at 39, while on his fourth tour.
This is one of my favourite quotes:
“I know we’re not saints or virgins or lunatics; we know all the lust and lavatory jokes, and most of the dirty people; we can catch buses and count our change and cross the roads and talk real sentences. But our innocence goes awfully deep, and our discreditable secret is that we don’t know anything at all, and our horrid inner secret is that we don’t care that we don’t.”