Father

Jon, (The Muay Thai Kid) and I
Jon, (The Muay Thai Kid) and I

The word evokes a plethora of meanings. But as I sit at the monitor this Father’s Day, and ponder the men in my life, the one arch thought that precedes all, in the jumble of rapid fire synaptic responses that flash through my ADHD mind, is that “Father” is a verb, and denotes an ongoing actionable process.

I am surrounded by a deep cadre of males in my life. Being a male is a fairly simple and basal thing. We pretty much chase females. That is our deal.  The males in my life are there by choice. I have embraced them, and the reason that I have done so, is that they have chosen to become Men. I want Men around me. Being a man is a choice, or maybe more accurately a series of daily choices, that involve sacrifice and love for that tribe of people which surround you. (They all exemplify this process. )

So is being a Father.

On this Father’s Day, I am very grateful for the circumstances, the vision and wisdom of a certain ex wife, who helped teach me what it meant to become a Father, and for my sons, and the sons who I have linked arms with.

Together we are an amazing force of nature.

Something pretty.

Below is a tiny sampling of some of the Brothers and Men, who have inspired me to engage life as a Father. Click on any of the images for a short back story.

Shoemakers Brothers
Shoemaker Brothers
Dale Velzy
Dale Velzy
Bruce Brown
Bruce Brown
Al Merrick
Al Merrick
Reynolds Yater
Reynolds Yater
James Coburn
James Coburn
George Orbelian
George Orbelian
Joshua Pu'u
Joshua Pu'u

6 Responses to Father

    • You know a woman has it together when they can pen a thoughtful comment on a blog that credits an ex. Thank you for reading me Donna.

  1. David,
    Hope you made an awesome day with family. I love this picture of some of the legends in our culture. Seeing them reminds me of my Dad and all the great times he gave to me while he was still walking on this earth.

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