Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Applying myself

Sometime in college, it occurred to me that most of the women I had dated up to that point shared a common thread — an absence of fathers. It wasn't that they didn't know their dads — most of them loved their fathers greatly. (And when I did meet dads, they were almost invariably kind, welcoming people.) Mostly, it was that their parents were divorced or lived far away. One dad suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Another was in jail. But in nearly every situation, the girl's father was not someone who I could readily meet. I don't know if it was subconscious or coincidental or what, but the realization blew my mind (and made me feel kind of bad). But after seeing this, I see that it's just as well.

I'm actually annoyed I never got to fill this out. I would have had so much FUN with it. Hmmm.....

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