Danielle Linzer with Miles Linzer Carroll

Find Danielle Linzer’s display at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 328 Sixth Avenue.

“When my son came along, everything changed – the amount you sleep, your body, your brain, your heart. Your priorities change, the things you care about, the people you associate with, the places you go.”

I’m looking at my son, Miles, who is almost three years old. When he came along, everything changed. Priorities change, the way you spend your time, the way you spend your money, the things you care about, the people you associate with, the places you go – literally everything changes. The amount you sleep, your body, your brain, your heart, all of those things.

It’s a change that lots of people go through. My partner has gone through it all with me. I was surprised that some of my oldest, dearest friends weren’t interested in also being friends with my son. I’m also surprised that others were generous and capable of things that I didn’t expect.

Your worldview changes. I found it changes your idea of what it means to be a human being and changes your understanding of everything that people have done for you in your lifetime. I’ve always been a sensitive person, but I think you also become sensitive just loving another human whenever you see bad things to happen to others. You see them in the way you know your child.

Always Made New