A Not-So-Ordinary-Day for Dads

Just a short post to share this lovely quote on Fatherhood with you guys today:

“To be the father of growing daughters is to understand something of what Yeats evokes with his imperishable phrase ‘terrible beauty.’ Nothing can make one so happily exhilarated or so frightened: it’s a solid lesson in the limitations of self to realize that your heart is running around inside someone else’s body. It also makes me quite astonishingly calm at the thought of death: I know whom I would die to protect and I also understand that nobody but a lugubrious serf can possibly wish for a father who never goes away.”

– Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir

Now enjoy the day with your fathers, father-figures or husbands and if you’re lucky to have all of them with you on this special day, don’t forget to tell them how much they mean to you – remember life is too short to leave things unsaid!


  1. acornishmum

    Lovely quote, I hope you’ve had a lovely Father’s Day as a family 🙂 We’ve had a very lazy one so far!

    Stevie x

    • Thanks! You too. Same here. Actually my husband has been working the whole day, marking scripts! This is always a busy time of the year for him 🙂 x

  2. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?

    How beautiful! And I saw part of the cake making process with Little T! 🙂

    • Thanks Kate. Hope you enjoyed Father’s day with your dad too 🙂 Oh god, that cake is sinful! It’s still half-eaten in the fridge. Too chocolatey, my husband and T loves it!

  3. Kelly-Marie

    Perfect quote, my daddy is technically my step daddy but not many people know that, and as far as i am concerned hes my daddy and Granddad, he is the bestest 🙂

  4. What a fab quote and definitely agree with your final point about life is too short to leave things unsaid. Hope your husband had a lovely Father’s Day and thank you for linking up to #FathersDay2015

  5. Christina

    Such a beautiful poem and made me a little sad. The relationship between daughter and father is very special. I love the idea of “heart is running around inside someone else’s body”. Such a beautiful thought. Thank you for linking up with #FathersDay2015

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