My Father and The Moon ...
By Ron Savage
My Earthly Father is someone I never understood, until recent years. When he was alive, he kept quiet, did not express his feelings, and so I never knew his thoughts or feelings as a child, as a teenager and even into adult life. In reality I never knew my Father and never made the effort to know him. I didn't understand the value or importance of getting to know him, being a friend, or anythng else. My father closed himself into his own world away from us because we never gave him a chance to be close. We thought he was the enemy on some days, even though he was a decent and caring person from deep within, just could not express it, maybe something to do with being in World War 2, I, we, never understood him
My Father passed away many years ago, before I could know him or him me, too late and something that will never be.
As I see the Moon in the sky I will always remember my Father as a part of his history is up there on the surface of the Moon. My Father worked on the landing gear for the Apollo Space Ship Program, was part of the process that helped place man on the moon. Elements of what he worked on are still on the lunar surface (Landing Gear / Launch Pads) and so my vision of the moon holds something special each and every time, thoughts of my Father and lessons of life I now know.
If your Earthly Father is still here with you, if he is a man deserving of your honor and respect, take the time to get close, to know him, to understand him and show him the appreciation he deserves. Show him and let him know you Love him, make his day.
For those who have lost their Fathers, reflect on the Good he brought into your life, destroy the bad or negative side if any.
For those whose Fathers were abusive, or simply not there, reflect and take the other direction, be different than he was and clean out the negative thoughts and energy that can attach to your inner self and create bad programing. Break away from the past, begin a new day, today and onward into the Future as you can do it and break away from any chains that may hold you back or weigh you down.
For me the Moon is my reminder of my father for his involvement in the space program. For you it may be something else. Find it, whatever it is and take it to heart.
My Father and The Moon
Author: Ron Savage
Date: Jan 2003
Revised: June 2013, May 2014
This is a short story about My Father and The Moon. So your maybe wondering, what does the moon have to do with my Father?… Read on the find out :)