Thursday, July 14, 2016

Thoughts - July 14, 2016

"The soul is healed by being with children.” 
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

And I think this is especially true when it is one's own children, no matter their age. In these times when so many of us live miles and hours apart from our offspring, we feel an odd disconnect that vanishes the moment we lock eyes and give long hugs. I used to worry about my son's relationship with my parents when we whisked his 4 y.o. self away from them and moved to Vermont. Of course it didn't change a thing. As it didn't for me when I left home at 17 y.o for Australia, then to other states and adventures. Even the aunts and uncles and cousins I rarely saw were precious and life affirming when we spent time together. I'm not sure if modern technology has helped these relationships or if it is simply something nurtured or merely pure biology and genetics. But the Russian writer is correct in saying the soul is healed - our very center of being is filled with love. - Beth Almond Ford

We'll be heading into the studio tomorrow evening to record our next episode, so if you haven't listened to Episode 20, here's the link.

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