Death of a Mother

Loving bond: Even death cannot break the connection between mothers and their children PIC: STOCK IMAGE FROM GETTY IMAGES
Loving bond: Even death cannot break the connection between mothers and their children PIC: STOCK IMAGE FROM GETTY IMAGES

Six years ago, nearing 80, a close friend lost his mother to death. She was 98. Thereafter he was inconsolable for a good number of months.

Try as I might, I have never managed to explain his emotional turmoil.

But I think I now have a working hypothesis for it. Caution: it is not based on any professional knowledge or expertise. Rather, it is a caricature that arises out of my own personal life experience.

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