imagination

by rantywoman

This quote seems a companion to the Dyer quote two posts back:

I know that I have found myself ardently encouraging a woman I know in her late 30s to have a baby, and then I have to catch myself: What is my investment in this, and how can I possibly know if she should have a baby? I can’t make an argument for children generally, and why would I want to?  I wonder if part of this is that having children is such a transfiguring and defining experience, that one has trouble imagining those transfigured or defined by other things: That it is a lack of imagination at the core.

From http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/roiphe/2012/04/childlessness_remains_a_taboo_.html?wpisrc=sl_ipad