Friday, June 14, 2013
I still feel like a boy of yesteryear. My own Dad was busy with his lawyer work when I was growing up. How I wish I have had better closeness and input from him. I did miss having significant daily interaction with him. Somehow my Dad had all but disappeared from most of my developmental years.
One thing remains constant: kids long for intimacy from their fathers. Sadly, today's Dads are mostly absent. Not just physically. Emotionally, spiritually too. Nurturing, affirming, validating Dads appear to be a minority nowadays. Well, statistics say that. Doctor's clinics, social welfare communities, and law enforcement agencies indicate that too. Countless men and women have fathers who left behind a legacy of pain, confusion, frustration, anxiety, bitterness, fear, and rage. These adult sons and daughters are often the angry, wounded men and women of our society.