35mm color film negative; folder 02-07, neg sleeve 05C10, neg 16; Life Magazine shoot: Nantucket, Crooked House with neighbors and wife. Fred Rogers reads a book on a couch near a window in a sitting room in the Crooked House.

Deep and Simple Inspiration

Fred Rogers could tackle any topic brilliantly. I’m sure, unlike me, he wouldn’t have had any trouble coming up with a thoughtful newsletter greeting month after month. There is no doubt that each of his newsletters would have been meaningful and inspirational.

I started thinking about where Fred may have found inspiration. Who helped stir and provoke his thoughts? One person who comes to mind is Dr. Margaret McFarland.

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