96. Bapu : "Ba, I do not look upon you as a doll of clay."
It was Ba's practice that whenever Bapu went out of the Ashram or to prison she would touch his feet, and Bapu, on his part, would lovingly place his hand on her head. Once, however, under pressure of work, he forgot to do so. So in a letter Ba complained to him about this lapse. Bapu answered, "I, too, thought of this oversight, no sooner had the motor car, carrying me, sped away and you were then quite far. But do you still need such outside tokens of my abiding affection for you ? Believe me, my love for you is growing deeper day by day, that is, becoming purer and purer. You are not a doll of clay. What more shall I write?"