Bringing Peace to the Dinner Table 

 

 

 

 

How but in custom and in ceremony

Are innocence and beauty born?

    William Butler Yeats, A Prayer for My Daughter, 1919

 


I happened on those words by Yeats at just the right time in my life:  when my two boys were still toddlers.   



 

Yeats' words had an instant and profound effect on me.  Although his prayer was about bigger themes (the search for beauty and innocence after the horrors of World War I) I decided to take those two lines from his prayer and personalize them.  I was determined…

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