Thursday, October 05, 2006

Another Sunrise of Wonder

There are moments when the Lord tells us to step back, take a breadth, stand in wonder and see what it is you are fighting for. My family just had one of those moments. I would like to introduce to you Julia Marie, my most recent Grandchild.

“The fascination of children lies in this: that with each of them all things are remade, and the universe is put again upon its trial. As we walk the streets and see below us those delightful bulbous heads, three times too big for the body, which mark these human mushrooms, we ought always to remember that within every one of these heads there is a new universe, as new as it was on the seventh day of creation. In each of those orbs there is a new system of stars, new grass, new cities, a new sea.”
G.K. Chesterton. "Babies." from the essay "In Defence of Baby Worship" from The Defendant 1903.
Read entire essay here

1 comment:

Trubador said...

Congratulations on the new munchkin!

"When we step into the family, by the act of being born, we do step into a world which is incalculable, into a world which has its own strange laws, into a world which could do without us, into a world we have not made. In other words, when we step into the family we step into a fairy-tale." - Heretics, CW, I, p.143