Sunday, August 10, 2008

Du Bist Deutchland

I came across this post on Felix Randal, the blog of a young Irish teacher who comments on the lack of awareness among his students that they may become parents one day. He includes a German video (subtitled), entitled 'You are Germany', which offers a touching and humorous vision of parenthood.

For children growing up in a world where procreation is increasingly seen as an irrelevant and undesirable aspect of sexuality, videos like this offer a welcome introduction to the exhausting, awe-inspiring, maddening and overwhelmingly beautiful experience that is parenthood.