Sunday morning, the wind breeze around the pool.The sun hasn’t full shine and her lights are cover by dark clouds.It was quiet morning and I was the only one who around in pool. I am having my morning coffee after first round of my swimming. The father and daughter walk toward to the pool and having chat about how cold and quiet morning it is. They glance at me and I smile to both of them. Then they started change clothes and prepare to swim.Girl around age of 11 was talking to her dad the water might be cold and she started touching the water with her feet. “Oh! it is cold Daddy”! she shouted to her Dad.Yes, indeed! water was a bit colder than normal because of cloudy wind and heave rain by last night.The man around age of 40 look his daughter and “go ahead!once you enter into water you will not cold!” shouted to his daughter who is stopping half way of in ground pool ladder. I am looking the girl and see how she respond. Eventually,she started enter into water and moved around her body and shouting,laughing to her Dad.”Daddy! come! come! let swim” . Later on they both swam and forgot about how cold water was.
It was short moment I saw in this morning and it remind me of how we are affect by our parent(s). That moment ,he can say his daughter “wait till sun come up”, “Don’t go deep water” “Wait ,I come with you and swim with me”. The way he respond is the way how the girl react.What if he say, “wait till sun come up” and the girl will think waiting in situation will good enough to do something? What if he say “Wait ,I come with you and swim with me”,the girl will always depend on him and hard to do herself. It is normal conversation between father and daughter but it turn out huge topic for me to think. How I will respond if I have child ? How I want my child grow up?
Just recently I had deep conversation with my co-worker about same topic of how are parent(s) reflect to our future. I haven’t spend enough time with my Dad so I have not too much reflecting from him. But I am reflection of my mom and I’m thankful to my mom how she rise and lift my life. Our parent(s) want all the best for our life, all the success and all the happiness to our life and they don’t want we hurt, they don’t want we fall. Although, how parent(s) prevent faults and failure from our life, we eventually have to face it and fix it.
“Behind every successful man / woman there are wonderful parents”! There is father who let his daughter read,think and speak behind Malala. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show… There is a mother who rised the daughter who become first female computer scientist Ada Lovelace https://www.goodreads.com/book/show… There were drug abuse parent who give life experiences to their daughter ,Liz Murray who best seller of homeless to harvest. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show… .
So how (parent(s)) you want your child to live life wisely and strongly? And you (children of reflection ) how you become spectrum of light?