posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 04:18 PM
reply to post by kkrattiger
My first thought was 'hands off' or 'hand off'
Also in a book I read by Joseph Campbell about myths and legends He mention a goddess who hold up wheat with her right hand and holds a sword of
scythe with her left hand. The left hand used to be called the 'sinister' hand. Today we equate right with good and use the term left for the
The above are just some thoughts.
As someone else said, probably no one other than your dad can grasp the meaning if he is open to it.
I will tell you an abrevieated version of what happened to me with my foot.
In the late 90's I began to have pain in my feet. Dr. said it was planter fasciitis. The left foot stopped hurting fairly quickly but the right one
stayed painful. Told I much wear orthotics the rest of my life. Could not walk for any length of time without extreme pain.
In a set of circumstances (that actually contain more symbolic happenings) I left my husband. After a couple weeks I bought a pair of Clarks shoes.
My pain stopped almost immediately. I tested out my beloved flats...no pain. This lasted nearly two years. I took from that that I need to be
standing on my own two feet. Not something you would necessarily consider. But the understanding was mine and it came without really trying to
figure it out.
Two years later I returned from a trip and stayed with my daughter prior to finding another place to live. I was prevented from looking for a place
for a couple of weeks. By the third week, when I could have been looking, my foot began to hurt again. I immediately knew what it was and found a
place the next week. As soon as I moved in my foot stopped hurting. That was 10 years ago this year.
The lesson for me was that I have to stand on my own to feet.
A lesson I haven't forgotten.
Knowing your father, consider some of the many very good thoughts and/or question him along the lines of the thoughts and see what makes sense to him.
Just a suggestion...sorry, sounded like an order.
Then again, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.