The Other Road – A Father’s Day Solstice Musing

I’ve tried to reblog this several times now. Let’s see if this one goes through with my apologies to all the dad’s out there for not being able to post it sooner! Happy (Belated) Father’s Day. I’ll also share a comment I left on Jamie’s original post, as it offers relevance for so many people:

Thanks so much for this post, Jamie, and for the glimpse into your own father. Finding ways of celebrating the Sacred Masculine also reminds me of Sidra Stone’s book “The Shadow King,” part of which explores all the ways in which women (and even men) have internalized the Inner Patriarch in a negative way. For me, though, one favorite part of her profoundly insightful book is the part that recongizes the Good Father — the role of a healthy, balanced Inner Patriarch and how cultivating that can really open doors to success, discipline, protection, good boundaries, security, and that special kind of love that only a father can provide. Thoughts worth pondering! Thanks for the reflection.
Love and blessings,

Sophia's Children

Trail in Ireland [Photo from PDPhoto via Creative Commons] Trail in Ireland [Photo from PDPhoto via Creative Commons]

“I took the other road, all right, but only because it was the easy road for me, the way I wanted to go.

If I’ve encountered some unnecessary resistance that’s because most of the traffic is going the other way.” ~ Edward Abbey

It’s been one of those weeks when the Muse is busily gestating some gathering of insights, not yet ready to be sent forth in any cogent stream of words.

So for now, since it’s Father’s Day here in the U.S. and the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere as well, I’ll share these wee bits of perspective from Edward Abbey, the American iconoclast, writer, and ardent and loyal knight in service to Mother Nature.

These quotes from Abbey remind me of my own father, who was in his own way an iconoclast more comfortable in his…

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