“We were kids without fathers, so we found our fathers on wax and on the streets and in history, and in a way, that was a gift. We got to pick and choose the ancestors who would inspire the world we were going to make for ourselves.”
It’s hard for me to remember a time before I had “man issues.”
The first male constant in your life is generally your father, and then grandfathers… So things can go sideways fast.
Those relationships are so powerful. They are your first experience of what a man is, and what he should be.
And then there’s our heavenly Father.
Our Father who art in heaven became very much conflated with my father who was in Western Ma. And then Virginia. And then Texas. And then Arizona. A Father farther and farther away, geographically and emotionally. A distant, detached, cold figure.
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