"The world is so full and abundant it is like a pregnant woman carrying a child in one arm and leading another by the hand."
-Wendell Berry, Hannah Coulter
I recently read this book for the first time and when I came upon this quote I wept. Not just a couple of tears welling in the corners of my eyes. But I actually wept.
"It's me," I thought.
Just in case you were conjuring up images of me calmly leading my docile children through a field of wild flowers, that's not what I mean. No, it's me awkwardly balancing Trixie on my hip next to my giant pregnant belly, sweat running down my face, grabbing hold of Johnny's hand amid protests, scrambling to get to the next thing.Read More