Today is singer and activist Harry Belafonte’s birthday. He’s 89 years old.
Belafonte has done many worthy things as an outspoken champion of human rights. I don’t know how he feels about it, but it seems unfortunate that he is best known for singing a Jamaican work song that prominently features the world’s most politically loaded and inherently humorous fruit – the banana.
Working all night on a drink of rum is no small trick. But you would want to be sure the tally man was counting your bundles fairly when it was time to go home.
And please, let’s not think about spiders.
What motivates you to do your work?