For those of you wondering.
For those of you with small children that need so much. That have intensity and passion undiluted with patience or reason.
For those of you uncertain about all this work, all this pouring of our passion into them, all this time spent on a lifestyle choice that seems to fly in the face of society’s reason.
They do grow up.
They do spend a day in companionable learning.
They do think of the future and set their own goals.
They do make lunch while you’re out running and smile at you when you return.
We have had a most wonderful Thursday together: reading “Johnny Tremain” aloud at breakfast, beginning algebra, watching “From Monet to Van Gogh: A History of Impressionism” after lunch while knitting side-by-side on the couch, editing her report on raccoons, and drinking tea. She’s an incredible young woman, and a good friend, and I’m happy to be someone she leans on.