" I do not expect a miracle
Or an accident
To set the sight on fire
In my eye, nor seek
Any more in the delusory weather some design,
But let spotted leaves fall as they fall,
Without ceremony, or portent. "
" How many times have you seen a reluctant child being forced towards a looming relative in order to be hugged or kissed against their will? […] What’s the message the child is receiving from those people she or he is supposed to trust the most? "