In praise of the 'good enough' family
The holy family, with its adoptive father-son pairing, can lead the way for today’s unconventional families.
I’ve never liked Norman Rockwell. It is not because of his artistic abilities that I do not like him, but because of his subject matter. I am particularly troubled by his presentation of an idealized family. Remember the scene of the Thanksgiving dinner? Everyone sitting around the table, cheerful faces, waiting for Dad to carve the giant turkey? Where do those people live?