Sunday, 21 June 2009
Happy Father's Day No. 2
To all of us that were lucky enough to have a wonderful father (I know that many weren’t) I hope that you get to spend some of your day with him; whether touching him physically or only with your mind.
I especially want to whisper on the wind a Happy Father’s Day to my own father. I got to breath with you last year Dad and I sure wish I could this year; but that is not to be.
I also want to wish a Happy Father’s Day to my husband Wahid, the father of my three children.
A few quotes in honour of fathers:
Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance. ~~ Ruth E. Renkel ~~
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 ~~
Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever. ~~ Anonymous ~~
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 from The Bonfire of the Vanities ~~
*artwork by Polly Dunbar