Strong men, etc., etc.

Another sign of changing times.  Tiger Woods exercises iron [sic] control over 72 holes and then dissolves into tears as he experiences grief for his lost father – and commiserates with the runner-up on the death of his mother.  Particularly strange when he is surrounded by the de-humanising entourage which accompanies the super-star wherever he goes.  I suppose it tells us two things.  It’s no longer taken as read that ‘big boys don’t cry’ – and there is a holistic understanding which recognises that everything affects everything else.  So it’s too simple just to say, ‘Get out there and do the job’

This entry was posted in Blog Entry. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Strong men, etc., etc.

  1. steven mcquitty says:

    A very interesting comment David. I saw the Tiger’s reaction – it was very moving. I can also relate to what you are saying. A new baby, sleep deprivation, colic etc…have reduced me to a quivering wreck at least twice. Grace arrived though in the form of my mother to give a valuable couple of hours respite. Being a modern man is tough!


  2. Adrienne Campbell (no relation to David!) says:

    I too was moved by Tiger Woods’ reaction. To me it is a measure and reminder, however retrospectively, of the ways in which parents the world over encourage and assist children in their interests and pursuit of success, as much as it is a reminder of the deep bond which exists between child (however old) and parent, the importance of that bond with its associated pride and happiness, and – regardless of our beliefs – the finality of death.

Comments are closed.