You probably didn’t know that in 1937, a horse fell on musical genius Cole Porter, crushing both his legs. He was 46 years old.
He refused to despair. Before rescuers arrived, Porter worked out some of the lyrics to “At Long Last Love.” Through 35 operations and chronic pain, he retained a keen sense of humor and found inspiration everywhere.
He reminded himself to stay positive, keeping an embroidered pillow that read, “Don’t explain—Don’t complain.”
Mainly, Porter lost himself in work, using it as a shield against boredom and devising strategies to help him compose, like ordering risers for his piano so he could roll up to it in his wheelchair.
Bottom line: Porter is responsible for a disproportionate amount of the Great American Songbook, writing musicals such as “Kiss Me Kate” and “Anything Goes,” and dozens of songs still popular after the better part of a century.
— Adapted from “He Got A Kick Out Of Working,” Curt Schleier, Investor’s Business Daily.
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