June 17th, 2012 → 6:24 am @ // No Comments

“Sir, I love you more than words can wield the matter;
Dearer than eye-sight, space, and liberty;
Beyond what can be valued, rich or rare;
No less than life, with grace, health, beauty, honor;
As much as child e’er loved, or father found;
A love that makes breath poor, and speech unable;
Beyond all manner of so much I love you.”  – King Lear

I realize that this speech is disingenuous, said by the conniving Goneril to her unsuspecting father the King.  But pretending for a moment that it is real, it could be a nice homage to fathers.  And on this father’s day, I wish I could say something as poetic (albeit genuine) to my own father.  Happy Father’s Day to all the hard-working, caring, loving fathers out there!

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