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“But she belongs to Nature, infinite current of Life flows through her: she appears, therefore, as the mediatrix between the individual and the cosmos. When the mother has become a figure of reassurance and holiness, man naturally turns to her in love. Lost in nature, he seeks to escape; but separated from her he wishes to go back…. To recognize that he is the son of his mother is to recognize his mother in himself, it is to become one with femininity in so far as femininity is connected with the earth, with life, and with the past.”

Simone de Beauvoir. The Second Sex. p.204

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