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Considering the dull meals which taste like what I assume to be from some pre-spice-trade tradition, the stunted and disparate conversation brought about by approaching senility, and the ambient smell that comes only from living in the same house for half a century, spending time with my grandparents can be somewhat trying at times.
In Call the Midwife, a character is questioned as to why she had chosen to make her life among the poor, to devote her life to serving them. “Was it for the love of people?” they asked her. “Of course not,” she snapped sharply. “How can you love ignorant, brutish people whom you don’t even know? Can anyone love filth and squalor? Or lice and rats? Who can love aching weariness, and carry on working, in spite of it?”