The Root of All Sorrow

Photo by Jan Saudek: The Knife (1987)

Perhaps the best function of parenthood is to teach the young creature to love with safety, so that it may be able to venture unafraid when later emotion comes; the thwarting of the instinct to love is the root of all sorrow, and not sex only but divinity itself is insulted when it is repressed. To disapprove, to condemn – the human soul shrivels under barren righteousness.

Freya Stark
Traveller’s Prelude: An Autobiography (1950)

Photo by Jan SaudekThe Knife (1987)