Friday, December 01, 2006


"If people would but leave children to themselves; if teachers would cease to bully them; if parents would not insist upon directing their thoughts, and dominating their feelings--those feelings and thoughts that were are a mystery to all (for how much do you and I know of each other, of our children, of our fathers, of our neighbour, and how far more beautiful and sacred are the thoughts of the poor lad or girl who you govern likely to be, than those of the dull and world-corrupted person who rules him?)--if, I say, parents and masters would leave their children alone a little more,--small harm would accrue, although a less quantity of as in proesenti might be acquired."
--Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray


  1. It is a smiley faced giant warming his hands with the fire made from an abandoned hut... This is "What is it Friday", correct?