An Echo and More than an Echo

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the beginning of another school year.

“Growing older is the most ordinary of human experiences. But it still only happens to each of us once. Watching your children grow from wrinkled newborns to boisterous kids, and then into young men and women is ordinary, too. How is it that something as predictable and ordinary as watching children grow up can be a source of unfathomable surprise and wonder? How can this most natural and expected reality be so bittersweet? How can reflecting on something so small as to seem almost trivial – the mere passage of time – be so deeply affecting?”

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