Leave a comment

I Was Born Of Two Fathers And One Of Them Was Female

The war is over for me now, but it will always be there, the rest of my days. As I’m sure Elias will be, fighting with Barnes for what Rhah calls “possession of my soul.” There are times since, I’ve felt like a child, born of those two fathers. ~Chris Taylor, Platoon

I was born of two fathers. The Sun and the Moon. Earth and Heaven. Illumination and Reflection. Science and Magic. Reality and Fantasy. Engineer and Artist. Male and Female.

I was born of two fathers and have been at odds with myself harkening back to the day I was conceived in the union of man and woman. Struggling always with who I was, who I wanted to be, who I thought I should be, which father I would embrace as the true father.

I felt the two fathers at war with the winner taking my soul as the prize. I was unable to embrace duality. My reality dwelt in the notion there was only one right answer. And my internal dialog that seeks to be…needs to be…right…at almost any cost constantly fought with itself.

Lately, I have been embracing with a new reality, a reality where right and wrong have no meaning, no power to cause conflict in my spirit. It goes like this. The two fathers are not opposite ends of a duality. The are points on a circle, a continuum of choices, of “right” choices, choices that complement each other rather than stand in opposition.

What is functional engineering without the beauty that transforms it into art?

What use is the hard truth of reality without fantastical stories breathing life into imagination?

What good is science if not to help us decipher the magic of creation?

What value is the illumination of new truths without time to reflect upon its application to benefit human society?

What is at the end of life on earth if not the promise of heaven above?

What is a day toiling in the eye of a blistering sun without the coolness of a night time moon to revel in the arms of a lover?

What is male without female or female without male but an evolutionary dead end?

It took more than 50 years of struggling but now I understand. I was truly born of two fathers, one male the other female, and I have come to peace with the knowledge that I am neither and I am both and both options are right.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Plants and Beyond

Green Plants Based Living and Gardening


Emotional musings- emotionspassion@gmail.com

World Traveller

The most fascinating places every world traveller must visit.

The Broad Spectrum Life

Exploring Rhymes, Reasons, and Nuances of Our World


Travel / Experiences / Adventure

Sunyar Unseen India

Explore unexplored India


Discover the beauty of Leyte Tourist Spot with MARSDENISSE Travel and Tours

roads bel travelled

Exploring open roads without breaking the bank

Cookie Vagabond

The offbeat travel blog with slow-paced travel and visa on NRI Indian passport


life & travel / vida & viajes

Kelsey Schmitt

Travel & Lifestyle

The Bibliofile

Book Reviews, Books, Bestsellers, Literary Fiction

A Letter From Lou

Who loves to travel...

Best regards from far,

Travel inspirators: eclectic content, illuminating articles, inspiring photos.


The thing is...

Other Side of the Mountains

Travel. Taste. Teach.

wild life weeks

your weekly nature and travel blog

With Some Light

- All is Light -

%d bloggers like this: