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The strokes in Chinese characters fall into eight main categories: horizontal (一), vertical (丨), left-falling (丿), right-falling (丶), rising, dot (、), hook (亅) and turning (乛, 乚, 乙, etc.). The “Eight Principles of Yong” outlines how to write these strokes, which are common in Chinese characters and can all be found in the character for “yǒng” (永, which translates as “forever” or “permanence”).

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Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps by David Isay: 'Mom is a timeless collection of the wit and wisdom of mothers, culled from over 40,000 interviews. These stories are about and for mothers from all walks of life and experiences.'

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