“My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.” –Quentin Crisp
Thanks for showing me the ropes, Dad, and letting me find my own way. You showed me the value of honor and duty and how I might live that out each and every day. Even when times are tough and the world pushes back, you showed me to stand my ground, trying to be the kind of person I was brought up to be no matter what. Tears and heartbreak might come, but I should be strong, like you, and remain true to my beliefs, loyal to my family, and steadfast in my duty.