In front of the Qing Dynasty jade cabbage Maddie: The green and white are natural. The Chinese for these colors is qingbai which means purity. Morley: Ah, a royal, pure cabbage! Maddie: You're not far off. This piece was a dowry gift. See the two grasshoppers on the cabbage? Morley: One's bigger than the other. Maddie: A mother and a baby. That's a symbol of fertility. Morley: So this woman married into the family with a piece of jade that says she's pure and will provide many children? Maddie: Quite a story, huh!
All you remember about your child being an infant is the incredible awe you felt about the precious miracle you created. You remember having plenty of time to bestow all your wisdom and knowledge. You thought your child would take all of your advice and make fewer mistakes, and be much smarter than you were. You wished for your child to hurry and grow up.