The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence:|
She knows; she has been there. You can feet it about her, and about him,
and about hundreds of people you meet every day; and, once it has
happened to you, you can go on with anything and ripen."
"What happened, exactly?" asked Miriam.
"It's so hard to say, but the something big and intense that
changes you when you really come together with somebody else.
It almost seems to fertilise your soul and make it that you can go
on and mature."
"And you think your mother had it with your father?"
"Yes; and at the bottom she feels grateful to him for giving
it her, even now, though they are miles apart."
Sons and Lovers