Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride – a classical movie based on the novel by Edward Streeter. So, at the weekend I felt like Spencer Tracy in his role in the original 1950 version.

What is it all about?

The father finds it difficult to release his adult daughter into marriage.

And why?

It’s the images in his mind – from the little girl and her development over all these years to growing into her own role as a responsible adult. It’s about the difficulty of being able to let go.

For me, I can say that our daughter trained us well to let go. And yet, for me, too, it’s the images in my mind. All the character traits that developed into the personality that my daughter is today.

✳ The topic of courage is about her decisions in her life, but also about not being shy to courageously asking for support, when it would make sense.

✳ The know-what-you-want theme gives the impression that she has always known what she wants.

✳ And when it comes to doing, there is no anxiety of moving forward.

Time flows and is always too short. Intensive “celebration days” in Germany before we will meet again in Australia at the end of the year. There was time for our little routine, the look into the family library and its new books, and also allowed us to talk about one or the other book of current management literature.

And that’s how we found it, the quote that is so important to me in Charlie Mackesy’s book, “The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse”.

⏭ We don’t know what tomorrow will bring, said the horse. We just need to know that we love each other. ⏮

This is my advice and my wish to my daughter and son-in-law for the future and at the same time a reminder that this also applies to my relationship with my daughter and will last – forever.

➡ Do you know Charlie Mackesy’s book? Is this management literature or a book for life? Or both?

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