Happy Father’s Day

Father and son walk away holding hands.

My best wishes and thanks to all the loving fathers who nurture their children and guide them to find their own lives of meaning and fulfillment.

I had an interesting thought about my own father yesterday. I realized that, now that he is dead, I get to unilaterally choose what kind of relationship I have with him. (He no longer has any say in the matter!) I can decide how I’ll interact with my memory of him; if I like, I can even imaginatively rewrite history. Why not? It’s my mind, after all.

Maybe, under those circumstances, I can renew my love and admiration for him.

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