There never was a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are so many disciplines in being a parent besides the obvious ones like getting up in the night and putting up with the noise during the day. And almost the hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection and not a fountain, to show them we love them, not when we feel like it, but when they do.
Bearded Roman is a blog about fine art in the classical tradition, with a special emphasis on nineteenth-century painting. It is maintained by art historian Micah Christensen, who currently lives in London.
When we are not engaged in thinking about some definite problem, we usually spend about 95 per cent of our time thinking about ourselves. Now, if we stop thinking about ourselves for awhile and begin to think of the other man's good points, we won't have to resort to flattery so cheap and false that it can be spotted almost before it is out of the mouth.