Friday, June 23, 2006

Macaroni Collage in the Trash

I am a big fan of this monthly column by Michael Chabon.  This month's reflects tenderly and honestly on the politics of throwing your children's artwork away.  I agonize about this, and I'm glad someone else does too.
My favorite quote from the piece:
Only it's not just her artwork that I'm busy throwing away. Almost every hour that I spend with my children is disposed of just as surely, tossed aside, burned like money by a man on a spree.
Ah, true and lovely.
(And can you tell that I'm spending a week without my daughter, and that I am misty and nostalgic and missing her?  Next week I will be irritated and chafing for personal space.)

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