Showing posts from January 9, 2011

We have to do better.

a great grandmother - 2008
This week finds me thinking a lot about parents and children and family and the bonds we form. How fragile they are, how easy they are to take for granted, how devastating it can be when that bond is broken, whether from death or separation or something worse. Yet it all starts with a moment like this one here.  A big surprise...Look at you! Where did you come from? Aren't you perfect? I'm gonna love you forever and ever!    And we do the best we can, don't we? It's the biggest job in the world, being a parent. Being a child has its challenges, too.
This week, something awful happened in Arizona. A madman went off and blew half a dozen people out of the world. Somebody's grandfather, somebody's  husband, somebody's wife, somebody's children, somebody's child. And while important people stand around and try to pin blame, or dodge it, the fact remains that there are now six holes in the world that will never be filled. I think…