Monday, September 24, 2012

I have loved the stars too fondly

"I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night"

--Sarah Williams, "The Old Astronomer"

This quote jumped out at me (if you must know, via a Pinterest pin from Etsy). I know that it's meant to be about an astronomer talking to his pupil (and often wrongly attributed to Galileo, it seems), but it resonates with me in a different way. In the midst of fears about the future for our child and our family ("what will happen if..."  kind of worries), this quote reminds me that the scariest imagined future will still involve this very loved child, the brightest star we know. 

Not so dark, I see.

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