There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that receives it.
In books like The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton (born January 24, 1862) skewered high society from the inside. In fact, she was such an insider that the phrase “keeping up with the Joneses” is thought to refer to her father’s wealthy New York family.
All My Best,
Jill M Roberts