Don’t Go Home Just Yet

by bxrtley

[Whiplash Spoiler!!!]

You’re getting closer to greatness when you begin to notice timely, almost necessary distractions and when invited back to the hearth of safety and comfort. Parents and home are designed for nurture and protection, but to a fault (nowadays). This safety often trumps success, especially when success has life-threatening risks. The paternal dynamics are complex, but when Fletcher totally humiliated Neiman in the Lincoln Center, Daddy was right there to embrace and take him back to the old world. Neiman almost un-crossed “the threshold” but he turned back around to slay the dragon.