|Superman Billy with my grandson, Xander|
During Holland's notorious "Hunger Winter" in the fall of 1945, she experienced real hunger and she carried that memory forward as she accepted what she considered her greatest role as a UNICEF International Goodwill Ambassador.
For five years, she traveled to over 20 countries as a witness and advocate for children who were struggling to survive.
"I feel so strongly that's where it all starts, with kindness.
What a different world this could be if everyone lived by that."
"I have been given the privilege of speaking for children who cannot speak for themselves,
and my task is an easy one, because children have no political enemies.
To save a child is a blessing: to save a million is a God-given opportunity."
~ Audrey Hepburn
|Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) - wise, wise words|
On a lighter note and in the spirit of fun . . .what woman today doesn't owe Audrey a word of thanks for giving us "the little black dress." We always have something appropriate in our closet thanks to Audrey and the black Givenchy dress she made famous in 1962.
The little black dress (aka LBD) is cited as one of the most iconic items of clothing in the history of the twentieth century. Reserved for mourning in the 1920's, changed at the will of Coco Chanel, and declared elegant and classic by Audrey in the 60's, there's now one for every occasion. I must own 20 of them and I just keep buying them!
Honoring all superheros of children today and I think I'll watch some Audrey movies as well.