May 10, 2008
“Mother’s love is peace. It is not to be acquired. It need not be deserved.” says psychologist Erich Fromm. Mother’s love is instinctual, unconditional, and forever.
Mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible, goes a saying. Why? Because “Mother is the home we come from. She is nature, soil, ocean.” says Fromm.
Mother is the bank where we deposit all our hurts and worries. A Jewish proverb says, “God could not be everywhere and therefore He made mothers”.
Mothers are instinctive philosophers. A mother understands what a child does not say. That is why to a child’s ear, “mother” is magic in any language. English novelist William Makepeace Thackeray puts it aptly: “Mother is the name of God in the lips and hearts of children.”
A mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom. “All I am I owe it to my mother”, said George Washington, first US President. Is it any wonder that the Irish proverb goes, “A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest”.