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The Boy Teacher and the Father Student. (A Beach Walk With a Daughter)

Updated on January 25, 2018
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Degrees in Philosophy, business and Law. Licensing from Security to Life saving first aid and insurance. Study is life and life is learning.

Oh This Is No Fraud. This Gal Owns Such A Large Of My Heart.

We were in Bend Oregon I was walking the trail, she grabbed  my arm and took me to a spectacular water fall. Trust your childs.
We were in Bend Oregon I was walking the trail, she grabbed my arm and took me to a spectacular water fall. Trust your childs. | Source

I Do Not Declare Truth. I Have Faith That You Will


Yes this one is with a daughter that I am so proud to call my own. Free spirits are not even free in her beauty of life. She captivates souls and opens the gates of the clouds passing by into a heaven of now!

I was being scooted out on an ambulance stretcher and all ten years of her came rushing up to tell me that she was coming with me. We both knew she could not follow to the emergency room I was headed for but we also both knew she would be with me as she pecked my cheek and teared up.

Down below a friend wrote a song just for her. Tom was a good man. I already miss him. But he did not know me – but he did.

D: Dad it is so cool you come up for my lunch and walk with me on the beach.

F: Now you owe me, so I get to pick your brain. You are the president of the school Eddie Vetter graduated from. How do you get better than that?

D: I don’t think I get you dad. OMG look at those Pelicans dive, they must have found a school of fish.

F: Look closer baby. There is a pod of dolphins circling the fish and the Pelicans are stealing them. What is that the dolphins do? Do they hunt alone?

D: I know the Dolphins are herding. They work together and take turns when they encircle the fish.

F: There we are girl. That is what I wanted to ask you about. If you are the boss of a whole school of children what is your responsibility? Do you work/hunt together or try to live outside – an outlier?

D: I cannot get two people to agree on anything.

F: Do you challenge or lead?

D: Daddy O you are a freak to ask such deep questions.

F: And right there is the deep ocean.

D: So dad you want to know how I am going to lead.

F: You are just so full of love and inclusiveness and helping everyone. Can you make that work as a leader and not just a friend?

D: OK I get it now. See that cliff over there? It is made of rock and sand and dirt but they all work together to make a cliff. Our Mother Earth is that way all over. She gives me you and you me. Remember you taught me about Namaste? If I lead with my love then the good will follow.

F: But don’t you owe those that do not follow the glory of your heart?

D: Dad I remember when you declared that you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink. So dad I will not tell them what to do. I will be happy and they will want to be that way so they will come. Isn’t that about the movie with baseball player ghosts?

All I Can Tell Is These Guys Knew Your Name. I Was Just a Cleaner. I Don't Know How to Do Life.

What The Heck Is the Picture Here

What are you going to do with an old sister? Just strike me down with thunder. My 5 year old at the time was on my shoulders when he took this pic. And then we did a dance party with full back and forth dirt dances. Red dirt makes you giddy.
What are you going to do with an old sister? Just strike me down with thunder. My 5 year old at the time was on my shoulders when he took this pic. And then we did a dance party with full back and forth dirt dances. Red dirt makes you giddy. | Source

Honey You Do Understand That I Am Not Tethered To Earth?

F: Quiet for just a second I am tearing up at your loving wisdom. Your mom sure does a great job for you. Wow you are smart. Do you remember when we held you back a year in school and got those extra teachers?

D: That was the best year of my life. So cool, I have all my bestest friends because of that. I think it taught me to go slow and let yourself catch up with your self. How is your self doing daddy?

F: I love the thought of thinking globally but acting locally that I know you know. But I am working globally and thinking locally. And it sometimes sucks because others only think about themselves.

D: Lets go dance in the water.

F: But I have suit pants.

D: hmmm, are you saying your clothes prevent you from loving the ocean?

F: Let me roll up my pants, you pain in the butt!

D: Look at the crabs and that seaweed is full of fleas – do not worry these ones do not like to eat old men.

F: I know gay means something else nowadays but how do you be so gay of life?

D: You just teared up that is because you are happy. So cry and you will get me. By the way you cry too much. Are you really convinced that is the Holy Spirit?

F: Like I really know. I am so smart that I do not know anything.

D: Hey dad let’s do swing dance on the edge of the waves.

F: You mean like a dance party right here!! All righty then you do the humming and I will whistle.

F:

D:

F:

D:

This Number Is "Our" Song.

This Is What A Big Sister Is Supposed To Act

My oldest sister broke my nose playing leap frog. My middle sister dislocated my shoulder doing swing. My youngest sister never would put me in danger.
My oldest sister broke my nose playing leap frog. My middle sister dislocated my shoulder doing swing. My youngest sister never would put me in danger. | Source

I Love My God of My Earth

And a Stork and another come out from the lagoon and we do not scare them. And the Dolphins come closer and leap from the water. And the sun is warm and our feet are cold and a deep hug happens. Time to walk back for school and work.

F: If you are the boss of a whole school of children what is your responsibility? Do you work/hunt together or try to live outside – an outlier?

D: Dad, how did you do that? People do not circle back to the beginning in a conversation.

F: Girl that is because they are not really paying attention to your thoughts as expressed.

D: Alright, you mean about that stuff of having a conversation means that during discussion if we listen talking might change your thoughts and so go back to where you began. That whole circle thing.

F: Why should I talk to you?

D: I make you think? You teach me in questions? Maybe just nice for two brilliant people to have a space where we belong. But I will never treat a person without that space less then you have treated me.

F: Let me get you back to school.

D: I am the boss, remember?

F: Give me an answer. You know that they will put me in a room soon. I am crazier than an eclipse.

D: Dad stay crazy I will get you home and safe.
D: I am a part of the pelicans and the Dolpins.

F: And your pelicans and dolphins are always with me and they help me live with your free spirit no matter how far.

(just a quick note - my children and I really do bust out in spontaneous dance parties like my mom and Dad would do after dinner sometimes. 78's on a Wurlitzer thank God for no TV. Try it you will like it.)

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      Eric Dierker 2 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Cam.

      I am working on another nature installment.

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      Chris Mills 2 months ago from Missoula, Montana at least until August 2018

      I got to the TW video and you nearly lost me to YouTube world. But I came back and finished. How could I not? I don't know your family, but I love them and how you all interact. Nature is the great teacher. I see it here in your writing. Thanks for sharing this piece of your world.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 months ago from Shelton

      I really paid attention to this hub Eric.. even sent it to my daughters.. thank you for sharing my friend

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      Eric Dierker 2 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Hello good friend. there is this place where shaping of a thing is less than the making of one. Nature vs. Nurture. I think this fine lady was nature perfect and the hardest yet smartest thing was to get out of her way.

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      Venkatachari M 2 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      A very lovely conversation between a Dad and a Daughter. Both are equally intelligent and smart and I enjoyed it a lot. I appreciate your daughter's lovely thoughts and the lovely nature. My blessings to her.

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      Eric Dierker 2 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Bill. Indeed we fully respect and love each other or maybe she just says so ;-)

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      William Kovacic 2 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      A lot of wisdom there, Eric - from both sides. I can see why you're proud of your daughter and no doubt, she's equally proud of you, my friend!

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      Kari Poulsen 2 months ago from Ohio

      LOL, Eric. But, they have to learn sometime.

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      Eric Dierker 2 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Kari I am dreading life for the moment. It is pocket knife and sharp claw hammer day. I almost fear hammering more than whittling. And make sure you do not tell his mom!

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      Kari Poulsen 2 months ago from Ohio

      I love how you teach your family, and how you have taught them to teach you back. Life is a wonderful thing.

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      Eric Dierker 2 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Dora I am pretty convinced that the love we learn is passed down both from heaven and generation wise - maybe same. I hope you have never felt unloved for I never have.

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      Eric Dierker 2 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Lori, let me give you from today. My youngest is taking over my medical administration with is daunting with oncology issues. that is the girl in this piece. A round robin on it with her older brother and we agreed we had Pidgeon holed her a bit as youngest daughter. Vows were made to no longer so.

      And then she called back and asked how treat girls the same as boys.

      Blessed is correct my Lambservant.

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      Dora Weithers 2 months ago from The Caribbean

      Eric, you are blessed to have easy communication with your children. Keep on appreciating each other!

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      Lori Colbo 3 months ago from Pacific Northwest

      Bill talked about luck. I don't believe in luck. I believe blessed by God is more accurate. Your daughter is a keeper. I love how you love your children and share that with us.

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      Eric Dierker 3 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Manatita. I surely am blessed. And it just keeps on being better and better.

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      Manatita44 3 months ago

      Having a conversation with one's children is such a beauty... such profound depth and bonding!

      So good to see you having a great time. The girl looks like you.

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      Eric Dierker 3 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Linda an old guy once told me that light comes from physically beneath us. Days of contemplating "illuminated" me. He was clearly speaking of children.

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      Eric Dierker 3 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Bill. I suppose I am not "entitled, deserving or owed" anything. Tomorrow will be a good day to thank people.

      PS. My son just won a prize at our Science fair!!!

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      Linda Lum 3 months ago from Washington State, USA

      Eric, what a wonderful article, and so timely for me. Today is the birthday of my older daughter. She is my rock, the light of my life, my best friend. I cannot imagine the world without her.

      You and your daughter (all of your kids) obviously have such a beautiful relationship, built on love and respect. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with all of us.

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      Bill Holland 3 months ago from Olympia, WA

      She is a beautiful soul and you are a lucky man.

      How is it, Eric, that guys like you and me got so damned lucky? I'm not sure we deserve it, but I, for one, am not giving it away. That picture of your daughter in the driveway waving is a classic.

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