Friday, February 20, 2009

Unconditional Mothering

"Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not."

Joyce is known for his epic novel, Ulysses, and his incredibly difficult and enigmatic work Finnegan's Wake, but I remember him more for his audacity in life. He boldly said things that appalled people, but I like him all the more for it. He's known for his strained relationship with his mother, his impossible love for his wife Nora, and his love/hate relationship with Ireland. Despite the difficulties he faced with his mum, he still understood how deep a mother's love runs.

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