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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.

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Freya Madeleine Stark (1893-1993) was famous for writing of her travels in the Middle East. She was one of the first Western women to travel through the Arabian deserts (Hadhramaut).

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