Meghan Markle in an interview. Recognizing that this is the Duchess’s first child, she may not realize that starting a family is a tad more than an item to check, like a trip to New Zealand. Or, if we hold to the exact wording, is the bucket-list item just the starting of a family and then proceeding to the travel? It could have been worse. Other items on her bucket list? “Run a marathon. Stop biting my nails. Stop swearing. Re-learn French.”
There is a draw on the heartstrings in this statement. The commitment to shepherd another life through the shoals of this world is part of the folklore of a Morgan Freeman movie. The quote is a commentary on values: Starting a family is right up there with bungee jumping and running with the bulls. The latter are one-time activities, the former is anything but. The latter fuel more wanderlust. The former grants the blessing of expunged wanderlust as joy is found at home in a tiny being.
All good wishes to The Duke and Duchess of wherever as they start this journey — may they dump the bucket list when they discover what it means to have a family, not just start one.