The Irony of Love

    The biggest surprise to me, as I homeschool: I expected that my kids would grow tired of me, feel smothered, and need to get away.
    The shocking truth is that the more I give, being more and more attuned to them emotionally, the more they want.
    The mystics say it, but it must be truer than it sounds: we are made for love, for attuned presence with one another.  It is a metaphysical reality that in my experience is inescapable.