He parked the truck in front of the house and headed down the hill.
Carmen brushed them away and returned to her prayer.
And yet, didn't clinical words like selective reduction and gestational carrier mask the facts?
At some point, that stopped bugging her and became an attraction.
Humor danced in his eyes and twisted smooth lips.
Taking her in his arms, he held her close for a moment and then planted a kiss on her forehead.
Reluctantly she pulled away, her pulse and respiration in a race.
He laughed at that, and his laugh was merry and frank.
The boy laughed cheerfully and jumped out.
He was not going very fast, but on his flanks specks of foam began to appear and at times he would tremble like a leaf.
The sky had grown darker again and the wind made queer sobbing sounds as it swept over the valley.
With a wild neigh of terror the animal fell bodily into the pit, drawing the buggy and its occupants after him.
Dorothy sighed and commenced to breathe easier.
Then they turned bottom side up, and continued to roll slowly over until they were right side up again.
They saw the mother robin flying about, and crying to her mate.
He got down from his horse and very gently took the little ones up in his big warm hands.
He stooped and picked up a bird's nest that had fallen upon the ground.
He lifted the nest gently and put it in a safe place in the forks of the tree.
He leaped into the saddle, and away he dashed with his officers close behind him.
He prayeth best, who loveth best All things both great and small; For the dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all.
Two children, brother and sister, were on their way to school.
The speech he gave in September 1962, announcing that goal, spent a good amount of time justifying the expense and explaining the urgency.
People overwhelmingly believed the future would be better, and they were right!
They may have missed on specifics (such as each of us owning a personal jet pack and a flying car) but in general were dead-on.
We have, in fact, envisioned a better world and have made it happen.
Through some perfect storm of wars, downturns, and disasters, the once-sunny outlook turned dark.
Mass extinction, deforestation, dead zones in oceans, and on and on and on.
But the present is manifestly better than the past because of all the people who expected it to be so and therefore got up early and worked hard to make it so.
He married Lucy Helen Everett, who belonged to the same family of Everetts as Edward Everett and Dr. Edward Everett Hale.
Such a house my father built after the Civil War, and when he married my mother they went to live in it.
It was the favourite haunt of humming-birds and bees.
Even in the days before my teacher came, I used to feel along the square stiff boxwood hedges, and, guided by the sense of smell would find the first violets and lilies.
There, too, after a fit of temper, I went to find comfort and to hide my hot face in the cool leaves and grass.
What joy it was to lose myself in that garden of flowers, to wander happily from spot to spot, until, coming suddenly upon a beautiful vine, I recognized it by its leaves and blossoms, and knew it was the vine which covered the tumble-down summer-house at the farther end of the garden!
They used to hang in long festoons from our porch, filling the whole air with their fragrance, untainted by any earthy smell; and in the early morning, washed in the dew, they felt so soft, so pure, I could not help wondering if they did not resemble the asphodels of God's garden.
The twelve labors of Hercules were trifling in comparison with those which my neighbors have undertaken; for they were only twelve, and had an end; but I could never see that these men slew or captured any monster or finished any labor.
Better if they had been born in the open pasture and suckled by a wolf, that they might have seen with clearer eyes what field they were called to labor in.
They have got to live a man's life, pushing all these things before them, and get on as well as they can.
See how he cowers and sneaks, how vaguely all the day he fears, not being immortal nor divine, but the slave and prisoner of his own opinion of himself, a fame won by his own deeds.
Self-emancipation even in the West Indian provinces of the fancy and imagination--what Wilberforce is there to bring that about?
From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats.
A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind.
I confess all these festivities and fireworks are becoming wearisome.
Anna Pavlovna Scherer on the contrary, despite her forty years, overflowed with animation and impulsiveness.
Perhaps I don't understand things, but Austria never has wished, and does not wish, for war.
She wanted to find, and still seeks, some secret motive in our actions.
The English have not understood and cannot understand the self-abnegation of our Emperor who wants nothing for himself, but only desires the good of mankind.
And what have they promised?
And what little they have promised they will not perform!