My mother adminsters our education, feeding the thirst for knowledge that is partially provoked by Dad, and doing so with enthusiasm, whatever form that takes, and with an earnest desire to have us learn. She's awesome. There is no woman more in touch with the poignant wants and needs of the next generation, nor any more honest and real with people her own age. Her laugh is loud, contagious, beautiful, and charismatic. Her singing is the same. I've always been of the belief that those who think likewise are correct, and those who disagree are not entitled to an opinion. She never had a university education, but does it matter? Does it show? No. She's educated herself spectacularly, reading, pondering, conversing. . .observing my mum makes you wonder if you need a university education at all.
Oh, how I love her.