Parents expect only two things from their children, obedience in their childhood and respect in their adulthood.
Fathers are ironic, they want democracy in their country but dictatorship in their home.
Father has a strengthening character like the sun and mother has a soothing temper like the moon.
Yet what use against the deceit of a state are the memories of a child?
The girl looks out the window, watching the gentle, familiar blue sky fade into darkness. The stars come out, slowly at first and then all together, diamond-bright, each one a new world to discover.But no matter how long the girl looks, she feels nothing. Puzzled, she looks for the girl who wanted to be an explorer, the girl who wanted to learn deep-sea diving and mountain-climbing, the girl who wanted to travel the stars. But she can’t find her. That girl died when her parents did, in a little shop in the slums of November. And now she has no soul left to shatter.She closes the shade over the window.
Stanley forced a smile to his lips at the memory of the onesided romance; it was silly, after all, a stupid childhood crush. Whod fall in love with a fictional character? That was the kind of thing you laughed about as an adult. Or at least Harriet had thought so. He couldnt quite do it, though. Couldnt quite see it as a joke. It had felt too real, too raw and wild and fierce, for him todismiss it even now. It was love, of a sort, stunted and unformed as it was. For a time, it had kept him sane.
Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth – two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.
He gave each wolf its own name, and he told me that they were crossing the Moon River, a place that he said, â€œIs where all wolves go when they die.
Katja kneeled in the Parisian streets, shaking and weak from the pain in her head and heart. It had come a second agoâ€”a vague vision from another decade, nearly forgotten by its sender and screaming with emotional turmoil. And only moments after sheâ€Ÿd fed. In the now decrepit walls of a place she once knew, she stared down at a child in despair. In the room where a man breathed his last and a young womanâ€Ÿs sorrow grew, he lay weeping in a rage only the heart of all sorrow can know. Death and fear came off of him in waves as lightning shared the secret of the man inside the childâ€”the man who would be her beginning and her end if she allowed it.
Moral obligations verses Legal obligations. Legally, you must abide by the laws of the land or face the consequences of being fined, imprisoned or both. Moral obligations tend to lean more towards a spiritual nature of a person. Some people perform immoral acts because legally there are no consequences. Morals birth in the heart of the individual. Moral characteristics are developed at an early age and continue into adulthood. It’s a disgrace to neglect having good moral character.