“Do not ask your children to strive for extroidinary lives.

Such striving may seem admirable,

but it is the way of foolishness.

Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life.

Show them the joy of tasting tomatos, apples and pears.

Show them how to cry when pets and people die.

Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand.

And make the ordinary come alive for them.

The extroidinary will take care of itself.”

– William Martin

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