I love you. When you were raising me, what were your views of the world? Were
you happy, and in love? Were you confident? Did you love Dad? Were you happy
in your relationship with him? Did you feel loved? Did you want to give birth
to me? Did you enjoy having me around? As you brought me up, did you love me?
Were you generally happy with the way I developed? What were you thinking when
you looked at me that way? Or when you said...? Mother, were you often afraid?
What were your hurts, fears, disappointments? What were the main influences in
your life, Mother? Why did you think the way you did? Why did you speak and
act the way you did? (Consider numerous specific examples you find stored
Dear Mother, what did you think about life itself? What were your attitudes
about the world? What did you think of other people, other nations, religion,
business, sex, money, work, virtue, the soul? Did you have deep feelings about
God? What, if anything, really bothered you, Mother? And, what inspired and
delighted you most?