George F. Will on his late mother
To me, the phrase "mother's love" is, and probably always will be, an oxymoron. Others have fared far better than I have in that department, including the highly respected conservative columnist George F. Will, whose own mother recently passed away at age 98. Unfortunately for her, however, she lived long enough to fall victim to the ravages of dementia, which deprived her of her memories, and thus of much of what can help to make old age worthwhile. His tribute to her appears here.