Greatness for [my mother], for Earthseed, for humanity always seemed to run just ahead of her. Only she saw it, but that was enough to entice her on, seducing her as she seduced others. She worked hard at seducing people. She did it first by adopting vulnerable needy people, then by finding ways to make those people want to be part of Earthseed...If my mother had created only Acorn, the refuge for the homeless and the orphaned.…If she had created Acorn, but not Earthseed, then I think she would have been a wholly admirable person.
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