"If you think of doing something in New York City, you can be certain that at least two thousand other people have the same thought. And of the two thousand who do, about one thousand will be standing in line waiting to do it."
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E. L. Konigsburg
Part of the magic of storytelling is a story's ability to cross mediums. The same tale can be a poem, a short story, a comic strip, a painting, a play, a musical, a film, a novel.... Exploring each in a new medium is to discover the story anew. Each translation brings a new nuance to light.
I've illustrated a quote from one of my childhood favorites. It's a wonderful, short joy. I highly recommend it if you haven't had the chance to run away to the Met with them before.
Check back next week for another illustrated quote from another favorite story.