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Eileen Chang's essay "Writing of one's Own" and other misc. writings

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The 来 is there because of the 用, use some to do something 用 X 来做 X。 That first 爱 belongs with the previous phrase where it's being modified 一种罗曼谛克的爱:


用 [一种罗曼谛克的爱] 来 [爱着] 我母亲 and that's all wrapped up in a 是。。。的

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Now it's clear to me. Thanks very much.  I have to review 是。。。的。

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