chapter12Nurturing What Is Precious

Ellen Schwartz

finding new ways to communicateand connect with our loved ones

Children have never been very good atlistening to their elders, but they havenever failed to imitate them.

—James Baldwin

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters ofLife’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, andthough they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may strive to belike them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backwardnor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which yourchildren as living arrows are sent forth…

—Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

A Mom’s advice: Trust your intuition. Be kind.Eat good food. Tell the truth.

—Gaye Frisk Lub (artist) ...

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