“We come into the world as part of a family. Some of us come as precious gifts, others as trials to be borne. We spend our days struggling for freedom or hiding safely in the arms of those who nurtured us as children. Sometimes we swing between one and the other as regularly, as gracefully, as the pendulum of a clock.
Family is the greatest test of a man, the price he pays for entrance to the world and the debt he owes when he leaves it. Of all the sorrows I have known, and all the joys, none equals the instant of awakening in a familiar bed, the sounds of those who know me most intimately awakening too.”
What are your thoughts about how family influenced or still influences your life?
Cite: Whiskey Island by Emille Richards