Today is Father’s Day, at least in the United States.
If you were fortunate enough to have a relationship with your father, and if your father is still alive, take a few minutes today to show him your appreciation.
I was blessed in this regard. I had a good relationship with my father (who is still with me) and my grandfather (who passed in 1998).
There are many memories of them both that I could relate. Perhaps I’ll get to that later in the day. For now, though, I’m going to leave you with two songs about fathers and fatherhood.
The first of these is Dan Fogelberg’s “The Leader of the Band” (1981), which explores the father-child relationship from the child’s perspective. The second is Harry Chapin’s “Cat’s in the Cradle” (1975), which looks at fatherhood from the father’s perspective.
Both are worth listening to and reflecting upon as you begin Father’s Day, 2021.