I think biologically we are attracted to more than one person, but given society and our needs, monogamy works better.
The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children.
I think the thing I miss most in our age is our manners. It sounds so old-fashioned in a way. But even bad people had good manners in the old days, and manners hold a community together, and manners hold a family together; in a way, they hold the world together.
Because society would rather we always wore a pretty face, women have been trained to cut off anger.
When I stopped seeing my mother through the eyes of a child, I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself.