Love and Trauma
Bracha L. Ettinger
Engages with questions of trans-generational transmission of memory, personal and historical trauma. Although she is referring to the Jewish concentration camps I connect to the horrors and death of millions of people during my grandfathers time in 1947 during the partition of India.
Casual marks and gestures by the child provide a sharp contrast to that of his mother, who expresses her worries and concerns about her responsibilities.
Winnicott’s Theory of Mirroring
Emotional gratification received by the baby from the mother’s facial expression, specially when he sees himself in her eyes, his reaction is that of jubilation, as she validates his existence and his wellbeing