As we transition from old to new in 2015 we bring with us triumphs and tribulations, moments of pride and regret. For parents one of our greatest challenges and often times greatest source of angst, and sometimes sorrow, is not being the kind of supportive role model we had alway envisioned becoming to our children. Regardless of education, ambition, socio-economic status or profession, as parents we struggle with balancing family, career, relationships, personal health and growth amidst a societal framework of social media and often unrealistic expectations. We become overwhelmed and our mental health and energy suffer as a result, leaving us unable to fully deliver on the words and actions we want for our children. This brings regret, sometimes to the point of overshadowing all of the milestones and successes we achieve as parents throughout the year. Single-Fatherhood – These Dreams I Fail, is a letter to my young sons expressing what many of us as parents feel whether as fathers or mothers, dual parents or single parents. It is a reminder that we are not alone in our quest to be good parents and while we may not execute all that we wish, we are not failures as parents as long our children know they are loved and cherished.
This is what I 'see' when I stare into Salvador Dali's painting called "Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening".
I ask you to first look at the painting before reading. Stare at it and try to understand it from your perspective. When you read this, this is my perspective of it. Not completely, but a portion.
ENDORSING DEEPLY ON THAT DAY TO THE SPIRITUALISTIC MUSIC.. AS AN ARDENT BELIEVER AND PARADISE LOVE TO LITERATURE, AFTER SHELLEY'S ODE TO THE WEST WIND AND WORDSWORTH'S TINTERN ABBEY, I TOUCHED TO ROMANTIC LYRIC OF ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE MESMERIZING NATURE WITH A PART OF DIABOLIC PHILOSOPHY OF EARTH LIFE ALSO PARALLEL TO ITS CRITICAL APPRECIATION...LEGENDS, AS FAR AT LEAST CONTENTED TO LIFE?......!