When Does a Son Become a Man?

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When does a son let go the golden threads that bind him to his roots? When does a son shed his innocence and his simplicity of mind and of spirit, and become a man? When does a man discover the essence of himself and the meaning of selflessness, courage and hope?

WHEN DOES A SON BECOME A MAN?

By Al Garcia

When does a son let go the golden threads that bind him to his roots?  When does a son shed his innocence and his simplicity of mind and of spirit, and become a man?  When does a man discover the essence of himself and the meaning of selflessness, courage and hope?  When does the world take notice that the innocence of youth, when left to blossom and bloom, can change the course and destiny of history and of time itself? 

The answer is written in the whirling winds of time.  It is when the images of cruelty and the cries of despair reawakens the child in us that once was lost but now is found -- that is when we will discover the humanity in us, and the courage and hope within us, to see beyond the wailing cries of anguish and fear, and glimpse the blossoming buds of human potential rising from the very depths of despair.

We are our parents children.  Children of dreamers and romantics who heard the promise of the drifting winds, and followed their hearts across the flowing waters of the Rio Grande. 

We are the sons who have spread their wings and soared beyond the rivers and the valleys, to heights that reach the brimming cusp of the cold and endless space above, that harbors mysteries beyond imagination, and dreams that have yet to be spun into the golden web of time.

But always, the golden thread remains, that binds and holds the heart and soul of the child within that never changes, never ages, never dies. 


Submitted: May 25, 2021

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