Grey's Anatomy has been kicking my ass with the father storylines. I thought it was bad enough last season when Meredith went to visit her absent father. This season they kicked it up a notch and she actually asked what I was unable to ask my own absent father: what is your side of the story? Didn't get much of an answer, at least for those of us who are consumed by wondering the same thing about our dads. And like George's dad, mine is dead and unable to answer anything. If there truly is an "other side" of this life and death divide, I'm going to track him down and make him answer that question to my complete satisfaction.
In both Meredith's and my case, the dads compounded their error of omission by raising other biological or step kids. Way to make us feel second rate.
To all the absent dads in the world: What the fuck is going through your heads? Do you have any idea how much pain you're causing? Can't you imagine what it feels like to feel unwanted by your own parent? What that does to your self esteem?
To those of you who have imperfect fathers whose faults you had to endure growing up--if it didn't rise to the level of abuse or molestation, consider at least that they cared enough to be there and try. Have you hugged your dad lately? Give him a hug for me!