Hardwood

MoviesI watched a fantastic documentary last night. It's called "Hardwood" and it's "a personal journey by director Hubert Davis, the son of former Harlem Globetrotter Mel Davis, who explores how his father's decisions affected his life and those of his extended family".

It packs a major emotional punch in a mere 30 minutes, exploring the father-son dynamic in three pefectly structured chapters: "love," "recollection" and "redemption. Far and away the most important goal for me in life is being a good father to my children. It's my primary quest each and every day I awake. "Hardwood" contains a heart wrenching scene in which one of Mel's sons reads a letter from his dad which elegantly outlines his goals as a father, many of which he failed to achieve. One was to show his son he's disappointed in him without breaking his spirit. It's this balance I seek, this wisdom I desire.

I'm not sure what my second goal in life is, but if I succeed with this first one, the others won't matter.


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