Hearing the heartbeat of Doña Lucilia

May 11, 2023

Doña Lucilia Ribeiro dos Santos holding her son, Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira.

I find it admirable that the sound a newborn child likes most to hear is the heartbeat of its mother. Inclusive from the viewpoint of such interactions and instincts, of the affinities that continue throughout life in its entirety. These are the harmonies that form dynasties.

Doña Lucilia

I felt what Mamãe felt. What she didn’t feel, I didn’t feel, without our having to make things explicit. It was through a gaze, a gesture, the offering of a small object while we were conversing. It is a connaturality in very profound things, which envelopes the personality in its entirety and every manner of being. In this sense, not referring to the physical similarity that is due to hereditary factors, I feel that a very profound affinity such as this can even produce one or another physical similarity. Above all when speaking of mother and son.

O Universo é uma Catedral: Excertos do pensamento de Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira recolhidos por Leo Daniele, Edições Brasil de Amanhã, São Paulo, 1997. Pgs 226-227.


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