The novelist and Corner reader Robert Ferrigno and I exchanged a couple of emails yesterday, astonished to learn that we both have lots of kids (he has four and I have five). Robert said it all:
to have children in an age of birth control is an act of pure optimism….for all the talk of dark days, edge of apocalypse etc, raising kids is like shooting skyrockets into the night. and we all like playing with fire.
For my five beautiful, dazzling, dizzying skyrockets, on this day of days, I give thanks.