Yesterday was the "Family Day" holiday in Ontario. An Article in the Toronto Star featured this excerpt. I found it very moving and decided to find out more about it's author. I'm intrigued.
From: "Family Politics: Love and Power on an Intimate Frontier"
"If the family were a container, it would be a nest, an enduring nest, loosely woven, expansive, and open. If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable - each segment distinct. If the family were a boat, it would be a canoe that makes no progress unless everyone paddles. If the family were a sport, it would be baseball: a long, slow, non-violent game that is never over until the last out. If the family were a building, it would be an old but solid structure that contains human history, and appeals to those who see the carved moldings under all the plaster, the wide plank floors under the linoleum, the possibilities."Read about Letty Cottin Pogrebin
U.S. writer, founding editor of Ms Magazine.
Harvard Divinity School
Women's Studies in Religion Program
"Religion and the Feminist Movement"
Other Titles by this author: [None of which I have read, but plan to investigate]
* Family Politics : Love and Power on an Intimate Frontier
* Getting over Getting Older : An Intimate Journey
* Among Friends: Who We Like, Why We Like Them, and What We Do With Them
* How to Make It in a Man's World
* Three Daughters
* Deborah, Golda and Me: Being Female and Jewish in America