Our grandparents gave their children the world — then took it back again

When I stopped being able to relax, I didn’t even notice it happening. Between one childhood summer and the next, I went from walking to places just to be there and watching fish swim in shallow water to having a Purpose. I still knew where to go to hear baby frogs sing and why home-made ice cream tasted better than store-bought, but it stopped being important. Or so I thought.

As I moved through childhood, I began developing an insatiable demand for things to make sense —…

Anne Zieger

Anne Zieger has been a writer for almost 30 years. She's interested in life, the universe and everything.

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