Posted by: 2in10 | 06/16/2010

council of dads (2)

Having been diagnosed with a potentially fatal sarcoma, Bruce Feiler assembles what he calls The Council of Dads to be there for his twin daughters if he should die. Feiler asks Ben Sherwood to be one of six special friends on the Council. In a conference room at Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital in New York, Sherwood describes his notion that the six men will create a symphony of sounds to represent the girls’ father.

Feiler asks Sherwood what voice in that symphony he would like to be. Sherwood replies, “I think  I would like to be the contrarian…The dissonant voice. I would like to be the note — not the false note, but the true note — that doesn’t feel as if it fits into the music but is critical to making the piece perfect…”

I can relate to that comment, especially when it comes to health and healing. We walk a fine line between doing what the doctor says and using our common sense and intuitive knowledge to question and to choose what is best.

Wishing you well as Father’s Day draws closer,



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