“Feathers From a Thousand Li Away”
Suyuan and Jing-mei "June" Woo
"Maybe it was seeing you as a baby, how you looked so much like me, and this made me dissatisfied with my life. I wanted everything for you to be better. I wanted you to have the best circumstances, the best character. I didn't want you to regret anything. And that's why I named you Waverly. It was the name of the street we lived on. And I wanted you to think, This is where I belong" (Tan 265).
This is my favorite quote because it represent the love a mother can have for her daughter. This quote also summarizes all the sacrifices this mother has done for her daughter. This quote moved me because my family moved from Mexico to the United States for the same reasons that caused Lindo Jong to leave China. Just like the Lindo, my parents knew the United States had better opportunities and wanted us to feel like we belong here.