It was not right, thought Han Fei-tzu, for his wife to die before him: her ancestor-of-the-heart had

It was not right, thought Han Fei-tzu, for his wife …

It was not right, thought Han Fei-tzu, for his wife to die before him: her ancestor-of-the-heart had outlived her husband. Besides, wives should live longer than husbands. Women were more complete inside themselves. They were also better at living in their children. They were never as solitary as a man alone.

Orson Scott Card