Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Of stars and dirt

"Their world, my world. This boy, my son. I so wanted him to be a child of stars and dirt, not jiggering images of aliens and laser guns. Town life was enticing, with its toy stores and theaters and malls. Among those: four-lane highways, intense development, crime, high rent, traffic, people moving fast. To think in terms of city versus country, pitting lifestyles rather than social mores, is illogical, but I have a childhood mapped out for Silas that doesn't revolve around electronic entertainment and a culture hyped on sex and money. Still, I know child rearing is more complex than that."

from Wild Card Quilt by Janisse Ray


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