"Have you never, when waves were breaking, watched children at sport on the beach,
With their little feet tempting the foam-fringe, till with stronger and further reach than they dreamed of, a billow comes bursting, how they turn and scamper and screech!”
"A strange mixture of fear and joy comes with driving off from the hospital with your firstborn in the vehicle. There’s a powerful sense of transition and new beginning, and yet fear as well. It’s a fear closely attached to the question, "What do I do with this thing?" It’s a healthy fear born out of an awareness of the fragility of new life."
Chris Seidman, Little Buddy"
"Children are the brightest treasures we bring forth into this world, but too large a percentage of the population continues to treat them as inconveniences and nuisances, when they’re not treating them as possessions or toys."
Charles De Lint, The Onion Girl"