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witness of a fall

29 Oct

The days blend in, and they wonder which are worth remembering tomorrow. Life seems like an endless and simmering sea. Their muscles have a richer memory than their heart, and so they float.

Then, there’s a torrent and they tumble. Your skin prickles and your vision gets sharp, for Mortality, that which we know but never accept, hugs your shoulder and tells you that someone you love will soon die. That sea was actually the edge of their waterfall.

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Babies sans Marriage

13 May

A federal report released today is another indication that women need men less and less. According to this report, four out of every ten babies are now likely to be born to unwed mothers. This number has risen over 25% since 2002, and it is double the rate seen in 1980.

Women in their 20’s and 30’s are becoming mothers without becoming wives. This may be due to the increasing availability and affordability of childcare, allowing mothers to pursue a career without feeling an overwhelming sense of neglectful motherhood. Or maybe it’s the diminishing importance religion has with newer generations, thus making the pressure to embrace holy matrimony by parents much less convincing. Or maybe it’s just the known fact that more than 50% of marriages end in divorce, so what is the use.

Whatever the reason, the fact is that marriage and motherhood do not hold the same bond as they did 50 years ago. What greater implication might this trend have?

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