All her life Esther remembered an afternoon from her childhood.
She was waiting for her father, the person she loved
most in the world. When he arrived she rushed into
the warmth of his arms. Esther delighted in her father’s
laughter and tenderness, and his stories of exotic travel, of
trekking through India, of the beauty of the Taj Mahal.
One day, he promised, he would take her there and
they would see it together. Her father never kept his
promise, but Esther treasured the memory of it for the
rest of her life. It was imprinted in her brain.
Paraphrases from the PBS Series American Experience: Eleanor Roosevelt.