to teach

by theuglyearring

“Oh, I begged my mother to teach me to read. My — my poor mother was a waitress, and did ironing, and had four children.

And I begged her to teach me, and she would come home and labor and try — and do her best. And she did. She taught me to read. And so I — I just devoured every book in sight.”

~patti smith via here