Love In The Kite Runner

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Paulo Coelho once said, “It is not until much later, that children understand; their stories and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the water of their lives”.Sometimes I wonder how my fate was decided, how did I end up here and why? I experience glimmers of different perspectives and stories from dozens of other lives, and I always end with the same question in my head, how did I get so lucky? I soon realize that luck has nothing to do with it. I am who I am today because of every decision and every action my mother has ever made. My experiences in life have forced me to realize that not everyone is as lucky as I am.I have had a very different relationship with my mother than many people have had, she is my best friend, the person I talk to about everything and the one person who I have felt has never faltered in her love for me. In the novel, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, Amir suffers from a problem that I have never had to, the absence of the confidence of his parent’s love.
The question, what is love?, has sparked debates for hundreds of years, but I don’t think there is a straightforward answer. The love I feel may not be identical to the person I love or maybe is not rooted in the same actions or thoughts. But, the truth is, love isn’t straightforward, it’s something always under the surface, hidden away from the harsh reality of life because love is the one thing that never should be
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