by Eudora Welty
Few things are riskier than 'fine writing,' but Miss Welty has never been afraid to risk it. She spoke once in a conversation about plant explorers who go to Nepal and Sikkim, risking their lives to introduce Alpine flowers to gardens.
'Now that's something - discovering new primroses - that's worth taking trouble with, worth risking something for,' she said.
She seemed to set the plant explorers, bringing garden treasures from the Himalayas, over against the ordinary world we all live in every day."
Note: From an interview with American Short Story Writer and Novelist, Eudora Welty, in The Washington Post, 1972.