A patriarch is the head of the family, the dad, the father, papa, pa, or at least that is how it used to be. Now a days it is a little more coparenting than there was in the past. And you even see fathers with custody of children. In my home growing up it was a little different.
Mom was the one in charge for the most part. Although she would often threaten with, “Wait until your father hears about this.” Dad was more the silent type, so when he talked, you would listen. I have gathered a few things here related to the patriarch in the family…
“It’s a terrible thing being a patriarch. I don’t even have a grey beard. But people keep calling me up for advice.” Pete Seeger
“My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great man.” Beau Bridges
“My father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic.” Spike Milligan (*a special note here, I am not saying my dad was crazy but he did have a great sense of humor that influenced me)
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – patriarch
I had to think about this one for a while. I could have gone with qi that nice little two letter word I love to play in Scrabble or Words With Friends. I thought about one of my top 5 music artist Queen. But I am going with Quotes and share of few that I like.
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King Jr
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana
I could like a whole lot more, I am often going to Brainyquote to find new ones. And I do get a daily quote in my email. There has been a lot said in the past we should pay attention to. I will close with one of my favorites…
“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams