MEH-rah-kee -- (Greek v.) To do or create something with soul, passion, and creativity; to put something of yourself into your work.
Good father figures were those who not only protected their progeny, but raised them to brave the world with courage and kindness -- who taught us to give our best efforts, even when we didn't want to, even when we couldn't in our childish perspectives, see at the time, the value of going that extra mile. We look back to realize that fathers who raised their children this way were training in us that great secret to happiness; that ability to be passionate about our daily existence in this world and to realize that we are creators ourselves everyday of something; be it work, words, art, ideas, time... we may not always realize it but we are creating every minute we are sentient. Even in our sleep, we create dreams. Good fathers taught us that so long as we are doing anything, we might as well do so with heart, with love, with soul and creativity. In leaving a part of themselves in us, they taught us to go on and do the same in all that we do.
~Wordeby's by Chanel Rion
SCULPTURE: "Hand of Rodin with Female Figure" (1917) by Auguste Rodin
NOTE: Can be found at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.