A Little Dorothy
Authors and actors and artists and such
Never know nothing, and never know much.
Sculptors and singers and those of their kidney
Tell their affairs from Seattle to Sidney.
Playwrites and poets and such horses' necks
Start off from anywhere and end up at sex.
Diarists, critics and similar roe
Never say nothing and never say no.
People Who Do Things exceed my endurance
God, for a man who solicits insurance!
Dorothy Parker said it best, didn't she? Reading too much of her may drive youto have a Bridget Jones' Diary marathon and require assurances from girlfriendsthat you don't need a man, or that your prince will one day come. But on dayswhen a lady is taking herself much too seriously, a little bit of Dorothy can dothe trick, and help her find laughter in the amount of time she spends readingabout love instead of risking it all to know it, in every one of its dramaticforms.