Cow and Boy Classics by Mark Leiknes for January 11, 2021
"Dad, do you ever wish you could shed all the false bravado about what it means to be a man in our society?" "Always having to be the rock. Never being able to show emotion no matter the demands put on you by your job, family or life." "You were a boy once with hopes and dreams, but as you got older you've had to make the hard choices and let those aspirations fall by the wayside. You're a man and you don't complain. Still, wouldn't it be nice for once to be able to stop for ten minutes and have a good hard cry?" "Y-yes...Meh, meh, mehhhhhh. I just can't d-do this anymore-ore..." "Y'know, there's something noble about false bravado."