Sometimes I think strength can be a weakness!
My father, the lighthouse of my childhood, was a beacon of strength and
an exemplary safe harbor! However, his strength oftentimes kept him
lonely because so many were afraid that their "Rock of
Gibraltar" might have a crack in its veneer - rendering him "human."
i.e., if he isn't strong, who can I lean upon? Thus, he made his
children independent with a firm backbone . . but