"I thank you for having had the privilege of being your lifelong companion and helpmate. I thank you for the most perfect marriage in
the world, based on brahmacharya (self-control) and not on sex. I thank you for having considered me your equal in your life work for India. I thank you for not being one of those husbands who spend their time in gambling, racing, women, wine, and song, tiring of their wives and children as the little boy quickly tires of his childhood toys. How thankful I am that you were not one of those husbands who devote their time to growing rich on the exploitation of the labor of others. [...]
I am grateful to you for your tolerance of me and my shortcomings of
youth, when I grumbled and rebelled against the change you made in our
mode of living, from so much to so little. As a young child, I lived
in your parents' home; your mother was a great and good woman; she
trained me, taught me how to be a brave, courageous wife and how to
keep the love and respect of her son, my future husband. As the years
passed and you became India's most beloved leader, I had none of the
fears that beset the wife who may be cast aside when her husband has
climbed the ladder of success, as so often happens in other countries.
I knew that death would still find us husband and wife."
-- Kasturba to her husband, Mahatma Gandhi
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