The Stream That Bears Them Onward

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Writer Gertrud von Le Fort said, “Man signifies the eternal value of the moment; woman, the unending sequence of the generations. Man is the rock upon which the times rest; woman is the stream that bears them onward.” Because of the shared experience of motherhood, we have a unique connection to generations past, and our very biology tells the story of our connection to future generations: while still inside our mother’s body, each of us already had within us our lifetime of eggs.  The momentum is most certainly onward! But as I raise my daughter I want her to feel