Words to ponder about childlessness, motherhood and puppies

This month’s issue of The Sun, a literary magazine that I love, has a whole page of quotes about childbirth and babies. Most are about the joys of giving birth–something we haven’t experienced.

This one echoes what many people have said about childbirth:”The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.”–Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Do you think this is true?

And I like this one, just to tickle the brain: “If death is the end of life, what is birth the end of?”–Jarod Kintz.

On a happier note, my neighbor’s dog had nine golden retriever puppies. I have visited them a couple times and got to hold one. They are the softest, most beautiful things ever. I think baby dogs can cure almost anything, don’t you?