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Margaret Todd Maitland
“My own grief was a boulder that I carried everywhere. ... Introductions stated our names, perhaps where we came from, but never, 'and we are grieving for our child.' The stranger would look and smile, and not see the most important thing, would offer a hand to shake thinking I could spare one of mine and still hold the invisible burden.”
“The great surprise of growing up is to discover how baffling human behavior really is. You graduate from childhood and enter the curriculum of enigmas. Acquaintance with someone over a long period of time only increases the odds that he or she will at some point astonish you.”