To trust our children requires allowing them the room to act differently that we might expect. A mother’s argument for placing trust in our children’s expansive imaginations and empathic potential.
This year commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. An Armenian-American woman contemplates the periphery of pain, the legacy of silence and suffering — inviting the Armenian diaspora and “the world to listen with us.”
When age and experience dwindle our capacity for wonder, the books of our childhood may be our salvation and our “thin places” where the boundary between the material and the magical opens ourselves to wonder all over again.