A few nights ago I was out for coffee with Mr. Ouiser. We were talking about parenthood and how much more sensitive you are to all the bad things happening in the world once you have a child.
The discussion reminded me of this quote by Elizabeth Stone:
"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."
But I couldn't remember the quote at the time, so my description went something like, "You know, it's something about having your heart outside of your body and it's out there just walking around and how that's like being a mother..."
Or, as his brain translated that, it's something like this: