throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails
– Mark Twain
How could you reach the pearl by only looking at the sea? If you seek the pearl, be a diver: the diver needs several qualities: he must trust his rope and his life to the Friend’s hand, he must stop breathing, and he must jump.
The mother is everything –
she is our consolation in sorrow,
our hope in misery,
and our strength in weakness.
She is the source of love, mercy,
sympathy, and forgiveness.
He who loses his mother
loses a pure soul
who blesses and guards him constantly.