Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bless You, G.K.

You gotta love those overweight, Catholic dudes who affirm motherhood even from the grave. I thank him and I quote:

"To be Queen Elizabeth within a definite area, deciding sales, banquets, labors and holidays; to be Whitely within a certain area, providing toys, boots, cakes, and books; to be Aristotle within a certain area, teaching morals, manners, theology and hygiene; I can understand how this might exhaust the mind, but I cannot imagine how it could narrow it.

How can it be a large career to tell other people's children about the Rule of Three, and a small career to tell one's own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone and narrow to be everything to someone? No, a woman's function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute."

-- G.K. Chesterton

1 comment:

abigail said...

I'm thankful for this quote and that you posted it, and if I remember the next time I hop on shotsnaps, I'm stealing it for a post of my own. (Giving due credit and shooing folks your way, of course.)

Last Sunday, a girl at our church announced to me, "Chesterton's REALLY fat!"

"Why, yes! Yes, he is!" I said, incredibly delighted that an 8-year old was familiar with Chesterton.

Turns out that her obese hamster is named Chesterton. Oh, well.