That is You


The earth keeps some vibration going
There in your heart, and that is you.

— Edgar Lee Masters, “Fiddler Jones”

There’s a balance to be struck between providing a kid with some direction in his life, and thinking that he should like certain things because I like them, or dislike certain things because I don’t like them, or that he should do things a certain way because that’s the way I would do them, the danger being that even though my way is, of course, the best way, the way he does it is what makes him him . . .

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