Waking Up to Love

Some as they approach middle age, some only when they are old, wake up to understand that they have parents.

To some the perception comes with their children;
to others with the pang of seeing them walk away light-hearted out into the world,
as they themselves turned their backs on their parents;
they had been all their own, and now they have done with them!

Less or more have we not all thus taken our journey into a far country?

But many a man of sixty is more of a son to the father gone from the earth, than he was while under his roof.

What a disintegrated mass were the world,
what a lump of half-baked brick,
if death were indeed the end of affection!

   ~ George MacDonald in Home Again


2 thoughts on “Waking Up to Love

  1. This excerpt reminds me of Robert Penn Warren’s tribute to his father ~ Portrait of a Father, which will make some fine Sunday afternoon reading.Blessings from GA!

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