Friday, June 18, 2010

Fathers Day and The Fortress of Solitude...

I suppose Fathers Day at its best celebrates the promise our Dad's make to us when we are born - that they will be the light. If that light dims or disappears all we can do is our best to follow their advice - which somehow you imagine. You have to imagine it because if you lose that crucial tie you will no longer know yourself as you once were.

Marlon Brando sent a gift to Christopher Reeve on the first day of shooting Superman in which Brando played Jor-El, Superman's father. Reeve sent the following thank you note:

29th March, 1977

Dear Marlon,

Just to let you know that your wonderfully thoughtful gift passed safely through the time warp and arrived here ripe and ready and was deeply appreciated.

I have had surprises before but to have your blessing on the first day of this new adventure in my life is, without doubt, the best.

Earth, by the way, is a garden of delights - in case you wondered. I will do my best to follow your advice, dad, because you are the light. How come you know so much???



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