Sunday, July 17, 2011
I love Pat Conroy because I've never met another person who put my feelings about the Lowcountry into words that resonate so clearly. Years ago, when I was in college, homesick and having major culture shock, "The Prince of Tides" brought me home to Charleston, helped me smell the smells and taste the tastes of the rivers, creeks and marshes. And as an adult, it makes me happier than is reasonable that my children are beginning their own love affair with salt water. Here they are, reveling in it just as much as I do.