The Daily Drabble--"The Many Things I Am"
But no! I have not! I simply did the daily drabble late because I was busy at work today.
So, without further ado, here it is:
paterfamilias \pay-tuhr-fuh-MIL-ee-uhs; pat-uhr-; pah-\, noun; plural patresfamilias \pay-treez-; pat-reez-; pah-treez-\:
The male head of a household or the father of a family.
"His father served as paterfamilias to the entire García clan, dispensing money and advice to those who needed it,
and the family, in turn, revered him."
-Leslie Stainton, Lorca: A Dream of Life
"Just after World War II the paterfamilias, Eric, briefly abandons his wife and children for a doomed romance in
-John Domini, "review of Drowning, by Lee Grove," New York Times, July 21, 1991
"On the face of it, Henry Spencer Ashbee was a typical middle-class Victorian: a successful businessman, a strict
-Iain Finlayson, "Victorian erotic values," Times (London), February 21, 2001
Paterfamilias is from Latin pater, "father" + familias, "of the family or household," the archaic genitive form of familia, "family or household."
Alina, I think you'll like this one, as it features cute!young!hott!newlywed!Feany. ;)
The Many Things I Am
I’ve aspired to be many things: craftsman, loremaster, prince.
Most recently: husband.
But despite my ambitions, I never saw myself as a father, as the head of this diaphanous “House of Fëanáro”—so far, just my wife and me—as a paterfamilias.
I watch Nerdanel, her hand upon a belly still flat and firm—but not for long. Life burgeons there, growing even as the tears spill from her eyes, for she had been afraid of what I’d think.
Those other things—craftsman, loremaster, prince—I’d forsake them all for this.
I kiss the tears from her cheeks.