From my weakness, I drew strength that never left me.
It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done
Karen Tei Yamashita
Woman reading in garden. Ignacio Díaz Olano (Spanish, 1860-1937). Oil on canvas.
He studied in Barcelona, and was awarded a scholarship by the Vitoria City Council. He returned to his hometown, where he worked for some time in the weekly “The Dancer,” signing his drawings with the pseudonym “Galop.” Then in 1890 he moved to Paris, where he remained until 1894, studying anatomical drawing. He also did scenery work for the Paris Opera.
You are not weak just because your heart feels so heavy.
Do not discourage children from reading because you feel they are reading the wrong thing. Fiction you do not like is a route to other books you may prefer. And not everyone has the same taste as you.