Between trying to get ready to move (not to mention several other life changes currently occurring), chauffeuring my sons all over Denver, and teaching son #1 to drive, I'm not feeling very eloquent (or coherent) these days. Found this quote, along with a gorgeous, gorgeous photograph on Cynthia Lord's blog yesterday (Lord's husband is a professional photographer and they live in Maine and almost every day she publishes a photo that I would love, love, love to own).
"I believe that children in this country
need a more robust literary diet
than they are getting....
It does not hurt them to read about good and evil,
love and hate,
life and death.
Nor do I think they should read only
about things that they understand....
a man’s (person's) reach should exceed his (her) grasp.
So should a child’s.
For myself, I will never talk down to—
or draw down to—children."