The wind is blowing ferociously in Nashville.
Upon hearing the news that Harper Lee passed away today, I can only believe the winds of justice are blowing in her honor, and the spirit of Scout will live eternally.
Nelle Harper Lee
April 26, 1926 – February 19, 2016
“I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it.
“Your father’s right,” she said. “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.”