Family can’t understand feeling of a child by giving money to him/her.you can understand the child feeling by talking with him/her
They finally achieve a sort of outward-facing union.
We say we value the legacy we leave the next generation and then saddle that generation with mountains of debt. We say we believe in equal opportunity but then stand idle while millions of American children languish in poverty. We insist that we value family, but then structure our economy and organize our lives so as to ensure that our families get less and less of our time.
I thought upon the way in which we’d always shared each other’s happiness, believing it would make the moment burn brighter and longer, but sadness can be shared too, perhaps sharing makes is burn briefer and less bright.
Reflections they give me
That my mirror does not
They know the new me
Not the old me
That I am not
But none of that really mattered. I had found my tribe. It felt like a family reunion for the family I’d never really known, a homecoming at the place where I was always meant to be but hadn’t known how to find.
Appeal with respect to elderly people as you would to the members of your own family.
My grandfather will adore you.”
“You’re not normal.”
“I see we’re back to trading insults.”
“I meant that as a compliment.
Since our yesterdays are gone and our tomorrows are never promised, TODAY I want to thank all my amazing friends and family for being in my life.
I am thinking of our family’s women
as faraway bulbs, their history
with crippling loss, and
how I am pieced together, shell and sand,
from the spine of their collective strength.