Paul Lachine

母爱长存

在全世界许多国家,人们都在迎接母亲节的来临。届时儿女们无论年纪多大,都要送一束鲜花给自己的妈妈,为妈妈做早餐,给家里的妈妈打个电话。

这一切都是顺理成章的。在我所到过的世界各地,特别是那些最贫穷,最多灾多难的地方,我都会发现母亲是维系家庭的纽带——事实上,正是母亲维护着社会的完整性。母亲是社会的缔造者,是这个世界得以运转的源动力,但这个世界却总是辜负了她们。

对于许多女性及其家庭来说,成为一位母亲——这一母亲节所赞美的庄严仪式——却意味着要背负起恐惧,忧愁和牺牲的千斤重担。

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