Thinkings: Nikki Gemmell on a mother's love

Thinkings: Nikki Gemmell on a mother's love

"What I've learnt: the greatest chasm between two people is love withheld by a parent. If you want to do the most damage, try messing with that most primal of human bonds. If you want a miraculous healing, try the opposite. Love withheld, as a weapon, can lock up a life; leach confidence, esteem, strength. And wounds can freshen in middle age."
- 'Body Blows of Love', Nikki Gemmell, The Weekend Australian Magazine, May 12-13, 2012

1 comments:

Ann O'Dyne said...

agree with Ms Gemmell absolutely, from personal experience.
The really bad part about getting poor parenting is that it reduces one's own parenting success, and if the bad parent was under the delusion of having a strong Faith, it makes one suspicious of any/all Faiths. It's a bigger thing than you, I or Ms Gemmell that's certain.
peace and love, peace and love X X