Tuesday, September 22, 2009

can't chat now

i'm busy working on my article on new york times best selling author alice randall and her new novel Rebel Yell for the university paper. back soon.

In the meantime, let me leave you with these words from Ms. Randall herself:

Mother love is not inevitable. The good mother is a great artist ever creating beauty out of chaos. Sometimes, the chaos is the chaos of the world. Sometimes it’s the chaos of the child, Sometimes it’s the chaos within the mother herself.

On very challenging days it is all three. Mother love transforms, by seizing something precious, something beautiful, and waving it before the child’s eyes.

Even when all there is to seize is the mother’s own radical unselfishness towards her child, her reasonable appreciation of her child, her graceful engagement with her child, every time the child learns to let that be enough, to allow themselves to be distracted from misery and sustained by joy, resiliency deepens.

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