Happily we cannot shape the mountain to our fancy (Dorothy Wordsworth)

“I have children who are going to have children who will directly be part of what happens next” (Andrea Leadsom)

Dorothy Wordsworth was not a biological mother, but she mothered. I admire her not only for her brilliant writing (overshadowed and sometimes appropriated by her brother) but for her ability to find tranqulity in the downright unfairness of her life.