"Children are like bombs that will one day go off." That’s a line that Gail Godwin says also served as inspiration for her novel, Flora. Godwin wrote the line in one of her journals, which she started keeping at the age of 12. Godwin is still writing in her journals and drawing upon them to explore the more out-of-the-way reaches of women’s interior lives.
When I read that line about children as unexploded bombs, this iconic Sally Mann (my favorite photographer) popped immediately to mind, so I couldn’t not post it here.