Happy Father’s Day

On the topic of FATHERS…

“Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later…
that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy,
a boy much like himself,
a boy who grew up and had a child of his own

and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty and, perhaps love,

adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important:

a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life.”

~Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities


“There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a man’s words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself.”

~John Gregory Brown, Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery, 1994

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!


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