Perhaps the best function of parenthood is to teach the young creature to love with safety, so that it may be able to venture unafraid when later emotion comes; the thwarting of the instinct of love is the root of all sorrow and not sex only but divinity itself is insulted when it is repressed.

Freya Stark (1893-1993) Franco-British explorer, travel writer [Freya Madeline Stark]
Traveller’s Prelude, ch. 10 (1950)
Added on 17-Mar-09 | Last updated 17-Mar-09
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