tgg au where instead of calling nick ‘old sport’ all the time, gatsby just. butchers his name. ‘nixon heretostay, the dance is unimportant’, ‘absolutely, niles gotaway’, ‘then came the war, mike cabaret’
when you read this,
You get this feeling that (when it says the father saw him) he was waiting for his son! Like he was standing on the porch looking out, waiting. Almost like every day he would go out there and watch the horizon expectable u, hoping for his child to come home. And what’s even crazier is when he saw him, he ran. He saw him and Ran, he didn’t sit there tapping his foot waiting for an apology, he ran. He didn’t run up and demand explanations. In the middle eastern culture of that time running is considered childish! And to run you have to pull your robe over your knees!
How did he recognize his son though? Only a father knows the way his son walks… Can you imagine this?! He sees him and takes off running saying “THATS MY BOY! That’s my boy he’s home.” Tears streaming down. In his heart screaming, “I love you!” He was filled with love and compassion, embraced him and kissed him. Amazing.
The son tries to tell him he was sorry that he wants to be a servant, but the father has none of it! He says bring the best robe. You know who has the best robe? The father. He puts a ring on him. A ring signifies belonging. He puts sandals on his feet; servants do not wear sandals. He gets the best calf, and throws a feast! Do you see the power in this? The message! It’s not about a son who ran away and did bad stuff and finally got smart.
It’s about how a father who is crazy mad in love with his son. A father who is crazy mad in love with us. One who pulls up his robe and sprints, not caring if he looks goofy, saying, “That’s my boy, That’s my girl.”