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  •  Just wonderful. Must have been so (3+ / 0-)

    difficult to lose her so young but she left you a great heritage.

    I loved this:

    The goal of educating a child, should be to give that child a chance to speak, to hear himself or herself, to reach  whatever goal he or she can aspire to.  If you have not learned how to say what you think, I challenge you to try to write your words somehow.  Paint your pictures, live your passion. Take that first step. Go toe-to-toe with life. Look it in the eye.
    Would that all educators would take this goal seriously.

    You write beautifully.

    "extreme concentration of income is incompatible with real democracy.... the truth is that the whole nature of our society is at stake." Paul Krugman

    by Gorette on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 11:04:51 AM PST

    •  Thank you so much. (1+ / 0-)
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      I never felt like I focused on my loss, but people always asked me questions that seemed to necessitate a response that included the fact that she died so young. For me the hardest part was not having a mother grow old, not knowing her past the time when I would have really begun to experience her as an adult. I always wondered how she would have dealt with all the crazy stuff that happened after that year. But then I wouldn't have been out doing half that stuff, so I'd have a different experience, and a different mother as well, as we are  a person only as we interact with others, I think.  Who she was had everything to do with where and with whom she lived.

      I can do everything but earn a living.

      by alabamaliberal on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 04:59:23 PM PST

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