the ugly earring

ug‧ly [uhg-lee] offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance

Tag: fatherhood

the leash

That moment is what I will tell of as proof
that you loved me permanently. After that I was
a woman alone carrying her bag, asking a worker
which direction to walk to find a taxi.

from: Linda Gregg, “Asking for Directions”

(photo: here)

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i know this about him

 

In the undergrowth
There dwells the Bloath
Who feeds upon poets and tea.
Luckily I know this about him,
While he knows almost nothing of me

(james jowers photo: here)

compassionate adults

Studies show that during the first five years of a child’s life, the father’s role is more influential than the mother’s in how the child learns to manage his or her body, navigate social circumstances, and play.

Furthermore, a 1996 study by McGill University found that the “single most important childhood factor in developing empathy is paternal involvement in childcare”. The study concluded that fathers who spent time alone bonding with their children more than twice per week brought up the most compassionate adults.

He didn’t come out of my belly, but my God, I’ve made his bones, because I’ve attended to every meal, and how he sleeps, and the fact that he swims like a fish because I took him to the ocean. I’m so proud of all those things.

~John Lennon