I'm still reading Andrew Solomon's Far from the Tree. I haven't finished it yet--indeed, I'm only on page 95 out of 962 pages (!!)--but I'm finding it quite thought-provoking. For instance, here's a great quote about parenthood:
Loving our own children is an exercise for the imagination.And this one:
It is always both essential and impossible to tease apart the difference between the parents' wanting to spare the child suffering and the parents' wanting to spare themselves suffering.I'll blog here in a substantive way when I've finished the book. I can already tell that Andrew Solomon is going to be quoted at least once or twice in my book.
But here's why I'm blogging: three or four people have sent me a link to this review in the last 24 hours. It's a really good piece, and it makes me strongly suspect that I'm going to be gritting my teeth painfully while reading Solomon's chapter on Down syndrome.
"Loving a Child on the Fringe." Check out the adorable pictures of Eurydice.