Photography by Jessica Todd Harper
"It's a lovely magic trick of the memory, this gilding of hard times. Perhaps it's just the necessary alchemy we need to keep the species going. But for parents, this sleight of the mind and spell on the heart is the very definition of enchantment." --Jennifer Senior
Last week I became a little consumed with this article about parenting in NY Mag. (The title alone got me a bit riled up and depressed about the direction humanity is headed, in general.) Although it seemed a little late to make the point, the last page---and especially the last two paragraphs---opened a kind of beautiful discourse. Despite sleepless nights and nap-less days (and maybe because of them), I know just how it feels to become so "enchanted" with a little one, and I am proud to say that having a child has made me a less self-centric, less self-centered person.
Thank you, Oscar. You bring me intense gratification, nostalgia, delight and so much happiness.