Maria's Musings


 

Will you build me a house? A house that really will be mine!
Then let me give you my design – a simple scheme of the house I dream of.
Build my house of wood, build my house of stone,
build my house of brick and mortar;
Make the ceiling strong, strong against the storm,
Shelter when the days grow shorter; but build my house of love,
And paint my house with trusting,
and warm it with the warmth of your heart;
Make the floor of faith, Make the walls of truth, Put a roof of peace above;
Only build my house of love.

.... My House by Leonard Bernstein

To learn more about my house of love, please read On becoming a mom...

Contact me at: altamore@fas.harvard.edu

Last updated April 7, 2012