"This is a hard world. Indeed, it is. We have to hold our people accountable when they are wrong. We have to know how to act when we are right, and be strategic."
-My philosopher daddy, sitting on the back porch of the house I grew up in. He sits in the dark to get closer to God.
"Yes, I agree...somewhat. I agree that if this is a hard world, and indeed it is, we must remember how to be soft. How to hold the hardness of this world accountable. Isn't this how we build a new thing? In us? In the world?"
My dad says, "You have always thought way too deeply into things." We eat pizza. We laugh with my girlfriend about spices, his new toy car, and then go to our respective homes. The dialogue continues to do its work...on each of us, and I give thanks.