It is important now to recognize what I took from the experience.
The last year of my life, which briefly included my father, has reinforced and given invaluable meaning to what I already knew: No One Is Alone.
Everything we do affects someone else – and if you are a parent that effect, for better or worse, is profound; a lifetime blessing or curse.
This insight and wisdom hit me like a ton of bricks as I watched a recent performance of Into The Woods; I sat in the darkened theater with tears in my eyes as the Baker and Mysterious Man, who are father and son, came to the end of their journey – their place of understanding.
Personal Enlightenment – the only force that can heal, requires bravery and dedication to find and accept; it can be excruciatingly painful see ourselves as we truly are – to face all we’ve done, or left undone …
and I have found, sadly, that the more someone needs the lesson – whatever it may be, the easier it is for them to miss it.