The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them – Thomas Merton
This is a picture of my son and I, captured by my daughter during a recent visit to the Mzamba Fossils and Petrified Forest on the Wild Coast (I’ll elaborate on this adventure in my next post).
Our colorful reflections behind us remind me of our relationship spanning almost four decades: the ups and downs, the struggle for control within our relationship as well as the quest for inner control, the periods of uneasy peace, but also the close connection that still holds strong.
Our shadows stretching out in front of us attest to the fact that the future is unknown, but not to be feared.
Above all, when I look at this picture, I realise that my son has learned to fly solo and has become his own man, and that is how it should be.
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