Posts Tagged ‘comfort’

An anchor and lifesaver

The squall that has been my life over the last few months is finally starting to quiet down. What has heartened me considerably is to hang my mind on constants–things like my Japanese paper lantern, the only piece of furniture I brought with me from New York.

I remember watching a video in college about a psychology experiment done with orphaned monkey infants. In the lab, some of them were given a metal statue that was intended to act as a sort of surrogate mother. Others were given the same metal statue, but covered in artificial fur to imitate their real mothers. And the last group was given nothing at all.


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