Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Roots and wings

A reader just sent me these immortal words from Goethe:

There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.

Beautifully stated.


  1. Two of the greatest gifts that parents can give their children are Christ and homeschooling.
    Montana Guy

  2. I believe all of those things are rolled up into one. Thank you so much for everything and God's blessings to all.

  3. From the looks of things, Mrs. Lewis - you and Don have given them both your daughters those gifts.

  4. And sometimes a little push to get those wings working

  5. I'm very thankful for the roots.

    Not so sure about the wings sometimes.

    Sometimes I think that, if I hadn't burned the feathers off 'em so badly that they won't grow back, I'd spread the darn things and fly home.