From my personal perspective, fatherhood is intense. It is all-consuming, pervasive, wrenching and total. It is a visceral, genetic connection that has no equal in life. Its expression can vary, dependent upon circumstance, but it is fundamental and consumptive of the entirety of his being.
There is so much going on in the world and in each of our lives. It is too easy to be overwhelmed and to listen to the constant stream of chatter the flows through our minds, masking themselves as ourselves. These simple memes, in the form of images and words, are affirmations that seep into our subconscious the more we see them, that inform our knowledge base and that affect our lives in subtle but meaningful ways.