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“The Beloved Zygote”

Photograph by John Diamond, M.D.

A zygote is “the union of two gametes, first cell of the person to be” (Joseph T. Shipley).

Our word zygote is derived from the root IUEG, to join together, to unite, hence also union and yoga.

And gamete is from GEM, to marry, hence monogamy, etc.

We start this life through the union, the marriage, of our parents’ gametes.

The happier that marriage, the happier the life of their created person to be. Two gametes in love creating their beloved zygote who will become a loving person.


Mothers & Mothering,