“The births of all things are weak and tender, and therefore

we should have our eyes intent on beginnings.”


Magnolia bud

Questions to consider

“If I am not for myself, who will be for me?

If I am not for others, what am I?”    Hillel


Do you know the fish story by David Foster Wallace?

‘There are two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, ‘Morning, boys, How’s the water?’

And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, ‘what the hell is water?’

Wallace continues, ‘How do we keep from going through adult life unconsciously…we have to remind ourselves over and over, this is the water, this is the water.’

Breathe in – think, enjoy life now, breathe out – think, enjoy life now

My older friends delighted in my pregnancy, it bought back wonderful memories for them and they showered me with love. One told of the tiny butterfly kisses of the first kicks to look out for and another recommended a book I’m so glad I read before I had children, Brainy Babies by Robyn Fancourt.




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