For the 6 Year Old
Not many know that Arthur Miller wrote a children's book. It was published in 1963, during the time my family lived in New York and my dad worked with the famous playwright. I don't remember when Mr. Miller gave this book to our family, but I remember reading it in our Staten Island apartment. I was 6 and too young to care that he had signed the book to my sister and me.
I was more intrigued that it was about a little girl growing too old for her security blanket. I was 6 and very aware that I was growing too old for my thumb-sucking habit. The book's sweet story and illustrations spoke to me. There were pictures of "Jane" at my age... sucking her thumb!
From 6 to 60
On Mother's Day I enjoyed slipping back to my 6 year old self and reading Jane's Blanket. Then I acted more my age and went to see an Arthur Miller play at Houston's Alley Theatre.
It was nice to be my age and not a 6 year old, yawning and squirming through an adult play. (I saw a lot of them as a child) It takes a few decades as an adult, to fully appreciate a Miller play!