Flowers and children

How can you say
there are too many children?
It’s like saying
there are too many flowers.

Mother Theresa

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6 Responses to Flowers and children

  1. Ray Barnes says:

    Hmmm! Not too sure about that one, or at least, only if one includes dandelions and other fairly rough and tough flowers among the more fragile children (blooms).
    Everything in moderation I think.

  2. Dianne says:

    Reminds me of the song from the 1960s:

    Oh the children and the flowers are my sisters and my brothers,
    Their laughter and their lovliness can clear a cloudy day;
    The song that I am singing is a song for unblievers, ~John Denver

  3. Ginnie says:

    Mother Theresa was expert at saying profound things in a simple manner. Lovely.

  4. Suem says:

    A lovely sentiment and it is horrible to think of an unwanted or unloved child.
    But… if the “How can you say there are too many children” argument is used to say we should not plan our families by using contraception, for example, then I have to disagree.
    I love my two children, but I could have chosen to have more, three, or four, or five… or ten … or fifteen? Too many children for me!

  5. freda says:

    You have a good point, Suem, I did not think of the reasoning behind the comment. I was taking it at a kind of face value.

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