there is a sacredness in tears. they are not the mark of weakness but of power. they speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. they are the messengers of overwhelming grief... and unspeakable love. ~ Washington Irvining
Childhood is the world of miracle and wonder; as if creation rose, bathed in the light, out of the darkness, utterly new and fresh and astonishing. The end of childhood is when things cease to astonish us.