I love Mad Men as I think most of you are figuring out by now.
Here is a link to the Recap of last night (but if you haven’t watched it this is a spoiler)
Every time I look at Don Draper, I think of my father
But what is it about these men that women are drawn to?
It is their Poise and Power. Even if they don’t have power in their jobs like Don does, they have power in their voice and stature like my father.
I never remember my father wearing an apron or grilling but that doesn’t mean he didn’t.
I looked all over to find Don Draper in an apron but couldn’t.
I did however find pictures of them enjoying spring at parks and having picnics. This makes me reminiscent about days with my father Art before he passed away (I was 10) of us going to Ledges Park in Boone, Iowa and having moments like this
Ok, so my life wasn’t as blissful as this because this is of course TV, but we did go to the park and let the cars drive by and scream for them to go fast so the water would splash up on the tires. I remember playing horseshoes and those funny lawn darts they now have banned, I heard. It was a simpler time than now and I loved it. MY dad in his sternness would actually crack a smile and maybe a guffaw laugh every now and then.
The men like Don and my father Art were hard and stern but they taught us “The world isn’t always sunshine and roses” (my father) and things like “”You want some respect? Go out and get it for yourself.” (Dona Draper)
For more Don Draper Quotes CLICK HERE
I love these men and wish more men were like them, honestly. They don’t sugar coat things. They love you because you are. They are hard on you because the world will be hard on you. They taught you hard lessons through hard love and you came out loving them for it. Ok, at least I did.
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Until next time,