How can I ever be as clever as my sister to make a precious beauty such as she?
Madeleine Joyce Whitty
Born 4.05 am 20th April
And a little passage I have been musing on from my current favourite author:
"She is the gift that carries our songs into the ocean where all stories mingle. Too soon many things will claim her - the man she loves, the children she bears, the tasks and the duties that bind her to life - and so a mother loves a daughter as something more precious than any love, because though we many love her with an infinite tenderness we much teacher to swim."
The River Wife by Heather Rose