Today is her 100th birthday.Rita Levi Montalciniis a Nobel Prize-winning neurologist and a senator for life in Italy. If I could be anything, I think it would be a neurologist. I really wonder about the brain.For Turin-born Levi Montalcini , anti-Jewish laws of
Benito Mussolini’s Fascist regime in the 1930s forced her to quit university and do research in an improvised laboratory – her bedroom at home.
“Above all, don’t fear difficult moments,” she said. “The best comes from them.”
I love the quote. I will savor it and remember it when I wonder about seeing Dad through hospice and nursing home care – or Beatrice’s delivery, or Whitaker’s for that matter.
Rita, I am so impressed that you look so marvelous on this birthday. Happy 100, girl!