Quoted: Zadie Smith

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Aja Lake

10:00 am
09/28/16

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“Occasionally the child, too, is a pleasure, though mostly she is a joy, which means in fact she gives us not much pleasure at all, but rather that strange admixture of terror, pain, and delight that I have to come to recognize as joy, and now must find some way to live with daily.”

-Zadie Smith, mother of Katherine (“Kit”), 6, and Harvey, 3, in her essay Joy, 2013.

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