Mother Love and Father Love

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Last month my parents came here for a week’s stay, and then flew back. I looked from behind them as they walked towards the departure gate that day at the airport. With their backs to me, they checked in as usual. When they were almost out of my sight, nothing had prepared me to see my mum look back while my dad didn’t. The moment was engraved in my memory and I suddenly realized that there exist differences between the same unconditional loves. As the proverb goes, mother love is water-like while father love is mountain-like. In terms ofdaily caring, it is undeniable that mother’s love is far more sensitive than father’s. In my case it is obvious in the content of their caring behavior. When I still lived at home before college, I even can’t imagine how she memorized so many details for me for years on end. I loved semi-raw egg so she steamed an egg for exactly fifty seconds in microwave every morning without a timer; she remembered exactly on which day I would have PE lesson and always reminded me not to wear jeans to school; she tried to think of all the ways to avoid serving me eggs on exam days because of the unlucky symbolized meaning. On the contrary, a father-only home was in a mess, without schedule or arrangement. He can forget to wake me up on a school-day morning; he can mistake mom’s toothbrush for mine; he even can tell whether a dish was going bad or not; even now I am sure that he doesn’t know whether I love spaghetti or cheese cake for my breakfast. My mum used to say “What a father!” Yes, indeed! This year I am thousands of kilometers away from home. Video chatting has become a major communicating way to connect parents and their dearest daughter. On the other end of the internet, my father always acted as a wishy-washy diplomat asking me yes-or-no questions or even seemed to have nothing to talk with me. Unlike my father’s perfunctory “what’s going on”, my mom would care about what I did yesterday, what I had for lunch today and what I would...
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