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Monday, 26 October 2009

Quote of the week No. 29 : Affair of the heart

Fourteen degrees at 8:30am. Blue skies and a gentle breeze.

After yesterday's fifth birthday celebrations (in which a horde of pint-sized pirates descended on Cannobio's Oratorio in search of treasure, chocolate cake and mischief), I walked back up the hill by starlight, hand-in-hand with my first-born at the precise anniversary of his birth. And I truly felt the resonance of this sentiment :


Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.

Elizabeth Stone (1801-1883) English writer and historian.

10 comments:

Cairo Typ0 said...

That quote is beautiful.

Christine Gram said...

EXACTLY!

Those are my exact thoughts about being a mom. We are so vulnerable as parents.

Bev said...

I believe that is the most beautiful description of motherhood I've run across.

Alan Burnett said...

Wonderful quote. One for my little pocket book I am sure.

chrysalis said...

Speaking as an old mum and grandma - Those feelings don't change however old the child is - I am sure Louise knows all about that!!!

Joy said...

It is indeed. Happy Birthday to your little man.
♥ Joy

Brenda said...

That is such a touching quote. And so true, no matter how old they get, they carry a piece of your heart.

LadyFi said...

So beautiful and true!

BPOTW said...

What a wonderful thought.

Sandy said...

Lovely thought. I wouldn't have expected it from a 19th century poet.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Quote of the week No. 29 : Affair of the heart

Fourteen degrees at 8:30am. Blue skies and a gentle breeze.

After yesterday's fifth birthday celebrations (in which a horde of pint-sized pirates descended on Cannobio's Oratorio in search of treasure, chocolate cake and mischief), I walked back up the hill by starlight, hand-in-hand with my first-born at the precise anniversary of his birth. And I truly felt the resonance of this sentiment :


Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.

Elizabeth Stone (1801-1883) English writer and historian.

10 comments:

Cairo Typ0 said...

That quote is beautiful.

Christine Gram said...

EXACTLY!

Those are my exact thoughts about being a mom. We are so vulnerable as parents.

Bev said...

I believe that is the most beautiful description of motherhood I've run across.

Alan Burnett said...

Wonderful quote. One for my little pocket book I am sure.

chrysalis said...

Speaking as an old mum and grandma - Those feelings don't change however old the child is - I am sure Louise knows all about that!!!

Joy said...

It is indeed. Happy Birthday to your little man.
♥ Joy

Brenda said...

That is such a touching quote. And so true, no matter how old they get, they carry a piece of your heart.

LadyFi said...

So beautiful and true!

BPOTW said...

What a wonderful thought.

Sandy said...

Lovely thought. I wouldn't have expected it from a 19th century poet.