“An Example of Untrammeled Maternal Instinct”
“In Ladakh, boys and girls are encouraged to develop their nurturing instincts.”*
This is the caption to the photograph of a young boy carrying a baby in a shawl on his back – as if he were its mother.
His nurturing instinct – his Maternal Instinct – untrammeled by “civilization.”
* Helena Norberg-Hodge, Ancient Futures (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1991), 99.