• My children have always existed at the deepest center of me, right there in the heart/hearth, but I struggled with the powerful demands of motherhood, chafing sometimes at the way they pulled me away from my separate life, not knowing how to balance them with my unwieldy need for solitude and creative expression.

    Sue Monk Kidd, Ann Kidd Taylor (2009). “Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother and Daughter Journey to the Sacred Places of Greece, Turkey, and France”, p.21, Penguin