“There should be a deep attachment, heart should be tied to heart between parent and child, for unless the child learns how to love a parent profoundly, I believe that he will never learn how to love anyone else profoundly, and not knowing how to love means the loss of the meaning of life and its fulfillment. I loved both my parents but at different times and in different ways. In childhood all my love went to my mother; my love for my mother was a thing apart. It was rooted in my blood and my bones.”

From My Several Worlds: A Personal Record by Pearl S. Buck


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