we are…

family…

Of all of the quotes that I have read about family the following stand out:

“Are we not like two (or three or four or five) volumes of one book?”  ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

“We all grow up with the weight of history on us.  Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.”  ~Shirley Abbott

“Family quarrels have a total bitterness unmatched by others.  Yet it sometimes happens that they also have a kind of tang, a pleasantness beneath the unpleasantness, based on the tacit understanding that this is not for keeps; that any limb you climb out on will still be there later for you to climb back.”  ~Mignon McLaughlin

And in closing one from Archbishop Desmond Tutu: “You don’t choose your family.  They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”

 

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