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Protective Instincts

As a parent, especially of young children, my instinct is to keep them safe – to shelter them from everything. My kids are one-and-a -half and three-and-a-half. I don’t want them to know there are things in the world that can harm them or others. I want them to feel safe. Always. I know that’s not practical and I know that I will need to teach them ways to face these dangers and help bring light to this dark world, but that’s a task for another day and the topic for another piece. For now, I will hold them tight and try to keep the darkness away.

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30″ x 30″