Joining us today on their podcast from the little village of Batheaston, in Somerset, England, Richard and Linda are in quarantine for 14 days, hoping that their splendid isolation will end at about the same time as their youngest daughter gives birth to her twins in London. So how could they talk about anything today other than baby stories–birth stories–those glorious moments when children from a pre-mortal existence enter into this world.
The Eyres recall the birth of many of their children and grandchildren including their son who came nine weeks early in London four decades ago, and their other set of grandchildren twins that arrived in San Jose just hours before they left on a round-the-world book and speaking tour. Every birth is a joyful miracle, and Wordsworth was right when he said “Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting, the soul that rises with us, our life-star, hath had elsewhere its setting and cometh from afar…”
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