Last year, at this time I was excited on getting to know that Harper Lee’s getting her second book published: “Got Set a Watchmen“, which I found an average piece of tale in comparison to her previous and only work: “To Kill a Mockingbird“. There is an impression left in the mind of a reader who mingles with Lee’s words in To Kill a Mockingbird. That impression is hard to describe in exact words (or a sentence, if you prefer) since it has many forms. One form is Atticus Finch.
After reading about her death, earlier in February, I went back to “To Kill a Mockingbird” (or TKAM if you prefer), certainly to read out some memorable lines of words that I would like recall here.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.
Likewise there are lines in this book one can quote from on several occasions while mingling with his daily activities. The normal or as I love to call, ordinary human perception has been put into simple words by Lee.
Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.
But one quote that made me write this post which you are right now reading is this one. I call this one, the innocence of a Mockingbird quote.