Do not ask your childrento strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonderand the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the joy of tastingtomatoes, apples and pears. Show them how to crywhen pets and people die. Show them the infinite pleasurein the touch of a hand. And make the ordinary come alive for them. The extraordinary will take care of itself.