"to achieve skill through knowledge- that has been my purpose. to record the manners, ideas and aspect of the age as I myself saw them- to be a man as well as a painter, in short to create living art - that is my aim" Gustave Courbet ~
No mother is perfect, but this definition Is more for those mothers who make things too easy for their kids and won't encourage them to go out to live and learn. Martyr material, and all of the above 'See Also'.
It isn't fair when you know a simple thought from them could rearrange you. All that remains is the hope that somewhere along the way you discarded a stronger more vivacious version of yourself. A fragment to be called upon when you have nothing left.