Thursday, June 01, 2006

In My Library Bag: To Hell With All That

To Hell With All That by Caitlin Flanagan has given me lots to ponder. While she's not proselytizing a June Cleaver revival, her underlying message still supports the power of homemaking.

What's missing from so many affluent American households is the one thing you can't buy: the presence of someone who cares deeply and principally about that home and the people who live in it; who is willing to spend a significant portion of each day thinking about what those people are going to eat and what clothes they will need for which occasions; who knows when it's time to turn the mattresss and when the baby needs to be taken out for a bit of fresh air and sunshine. (p. 202)

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