March 24, 2011
Managing the obligations of family life, I have never felt more clearly the connection between my love for my children and my love for my parents. I watch as they each grow older and the spectre of boundless potential and inevitable loss is often overwhelming. The feeling is amplified by the recursive set of relations - parent to child, child to grand parent, parent to parent, etc. It is impossible to look in one direction and see merely one thing. I see my parents in myself, myself in my children, my children in my parents. We are all at once the same age, facing the same challenges, and offering our best answers.