Many celebrities in the united States paid tribute to their mothers in the social networking occasion of the “Day of Mother” which is celebrated on the 10 of may in the country. Angelina Jolie went a step further by writing an article for the New York Times in honor of his late mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who died at the age of 56 in 2007 after battling ovarian cancer and breast cancer.
“Mother’s Day is difficult for anyone who has lost their mother, but this year should be much more painful, particularly due to the coronavirus. So many people have lost a parent suddenly, without being at his side, able to take care of it and return your love the way we always imagined they would “ wrote Jolie, of 44 years. “For anyone who is hurting this Mother’s Day, I hope you find comfort and strength in the memories.”
“I lost my mother in my thirty years old,” continued the Hollywood star in his editorial. “When I look back on that time, I can see how much I changed his death. It was not sudden, but much has changed inside. To lose the love of a mother and the embrace of warm and soft, it’s like having someone pulling a protective blanket”.
The mother of six children, recalled how the separation of Bertrand the father of Jolie, actor Jon Voight, changed the career of Bertrand in the action and forced her to focus on motherhood. “When my father had an affair, changed his life. He set fire to his dream of family life. But she still loved to be a mother” he said. “His dreams of becoming an actress were dashed when it was found, at the age of 26 years, raising two children with a famous ex that she would throw a long shadow over his life”added the Oscar winner. “After his death, I found a video of her acting in a short film. It was a good one. It was all possible for her.”
Several years after the death of her mother, Jolie has made a small tattoo on the right hand side of the letter “W”, a reference to the song “Winter” by the Rolling Stones that Bertrand would sing when he was a baby.
The star of “Maleficent” said that although the tattoo has faded with the years, helped her during a period of its “own loss”
“As the W is faded out of my hand, so did that feeling of home and protection,” he wrote. “Life has taken many turns. I have had my own loss and I have seen that my life took a different direction. And it hurt more than I imagined”.
Jolie also said that he sympathizes with “all mothers and fathers with children at home” in the midst of the current crisis of coronavirus. “It’s a wonderful thing to discover that your children don’t want perfect. Just want you to be honest. And you do the best you can”, he explained. “In fact, the more space you have to be excellent where you are weak, the stronger you will become. Love you. Want to help you”.
The actress, who is special envoy of the High Commissioner United Nations for Refugees, reflected on his time getting to know other mothers from all over the world. “On this Mother’s Day, I think of the mothers refugees that I have met, who are living in poverty and displacement. All will begin their journey of motherhood with the promise of doing everything possible to protect your child. Give your life if necessary”. he wrote “through the refugees, I have come to believe that a mother is the loudest person on earth. The softness of your skin is misleading. It is a force driven by love and loyalty. There is No one that solves more problems “.
Jolie added: “When he just likes to give, he pours out his soul. When a mother comes in looking for help and not provide it, you can cry. But never will give up. When they are denied the safety of your child and shelter, you can look it up on a hostile earth where your body is vulnerable to abuse. Your heart will be sick of loss. But he will fight for his son. Because she is the mother. Then, mothers from all parties who feel powerless, but they still give up the last bit of energy, until the last morsel of food, and the only blanket for their children, the honor”.
Last month, Jolie spoke honestly about motherhood in a special edition “Parents” of TIME. “There was a young man very stable. In fact, I never thought I could be the mother of no one” said the actress, who is the mother of Maddox, 18 years old, Pax, of 16 years, Zahara, aged 15, Shiloh, 13, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 11. “I remember the decision to be a mother. It was not difficult to love. It was not difficult to devote myself to someone and something bigger than my life.”
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