1. ‘What could my mother be to yours?
What kin is my father to yours anyway?
And how did you and I meet ever?
But in love
our hearts have mingled
like red earth and pouring rain.’
– Vikram Chandra
2. ‘Woven into our lives is the very fire from the stars and genes from the sea creatures, and everyone, utterly everyone, is kin in the radiant tapestry of being.’ – Elizabeth A. Johnson, Women, Earth and Creator Spirit
3. ‘Kinship doesn’t come from skin colour. It’s in your soul and your mind.’ – Dave Brubeck
4. ‘Acceptance is the truest kinship with humanity.’ – Gilbert K. Chesterton