A newborn adds impetus to parent’s lives
Giving meaning, direction, a goal to strive
Unfulfilled dreams now hopefully passed on
Progeny will achieve them for all, thereon
Sandcastles near the ocean get cheerfully made
Harbingers of happy future homes are portrayed
Weaving dreams in spontaneous joy with childish spades
A happy family enjoying sun and sand, without shades
Life encapsulated like a perfect cameo
A single entity transitioned from a duo
Rewinding their journey from its onset
Hoarding moments, treasured vignettes
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
Arthur Schopenhauer , German, Philosopher Quotes
You can never really live anyone else’s life, not even your child’s.
The influence you exert is through your own life, and what you’ve become yourself.
Eleanor Roosevelt , American, First Lady Quotes
Your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life.
Chuck Palahniuk (1962 – ), Invisible Monsters, 1999
In the transmission of human culture, people always attempt to replicate, to pass on to the
next generation the skills and values of the parents, but the attempt always fails because
cultural transmission is geared to learning, not D.N.A.
Gregory Bateson, “Mind and Matter”