Those of you who have stopped by more than once, know we like to put out queries rather than cast judgment.
Today, we revisit something we have already posted on entitled Alec Baldwin, Parenting & the weight of words.
Well before that, in February, we posted on the weight of words.
Today, the New York Times shows Mr. Baldwin reporting as to the injustices on fathers.
No one can say that divorce, separation or whatever form it takes does not effect children or their parents. No one can be present each and every moment to know what the “truth” is or isn’t. We can only surmise.
So what is our interest in reading about Mr. Baldwin and the unfortunate lack of anger management that was displayed to the public?
Is it because we need to justify our own behavior, our own closed moments, where we wish we hadn’t cut our eyes, tightened our jaw, pursed our lips….publicizing our own anger to our children?
Or it it that we truly feel that what he allegedly did by saying those words was so gross, so out of bounds from the rest of acceptable decent society, that we now need to persecute him?
I don’t know.
I don’t pretend to know the answers.
I know that I wish he hadn’t treated his 11 year old that way because she is the one that will bear the scars.
I also wish we could raise our children stronger, to be the personification of God, to not be harmed by such words and to look instead and say, ok, you’ve got it worse than me if you needed to speak on that level.