All I know is that children are a blessing, always. And our job is to make them walk through life "with the grace of having once been cherished." That's a line I stole from Anne Rice. I realized, that is what we need to do to our children---chreish them. Chlidren, to me, are the biggest lesson and gift you can get about yourself.I like that quote, giving children the gift of "the grace of having once been cherished." That's definitely one of the wonderful gifts my parents have given me. [Incidentally, anyone know where that quote is from exactly? Google turned up nothing.]
And i love the directness of her first meeting with Madonna:
She came into A League of Their Own, and everybody was so nervous when she arrived. I had seen Truth or Dare two days before---totally by chance. The first thing I said to her was: "My mother died when I was a kid, and I too am named after her. And on her gravestone is my name, and I saw your movie yesterday." And that was it. And there was no bullshit from that moment on.