The family is one of nature's masterpieces. —George Santayana

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The family is one of nature's masterpieces.


philosopher, poet, essayist, novelist


GIBBY from los DECEMBER 5, 2016
Family is the bond that holds us together.

Mary J. from Rochester, N.Y. DECEMBER 5, 2016
My family sure is a masterpiece!!

David from PA DECEMBER 5, 2016
as a member of the human family, we have a responsibility to every member of our family, whether in my home town or neXt door neighbor, or those of my family in Alleppo, Syria or Paris,France or my chruch in Atlanta, Georgia!

Karyn from Virginia DECEMBER 5, 2016
However you define family !

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