Portland Oregon Family Photographer - Do Not Ask Your Children To Strive For Extraordinary Lives

 portland oregon film photographer Lexia Frank, photographs her son in black and white film double exposed with a leaf for a fine art image of her child 

“Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.”

― William MartinThe Parent's Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents