(A continuation of a story. If you want to start at the beginning, scroll to Spiritual Flesh and Blood 1)
In high school, Wayne got the highest grades. His teachers praised him and his peers idolized him. But Wayne wanted more.
People are told we are animals. In school across America, kids are taught they are evolved from a monkey. In many ways this is true. Wayne was highly educated, highly talented, and dressed and equipped with the finest of what money could buy, but he was just like a more evolved animal. He was like a pure breed at a dog show that would obediently perform for treats, but he was still an animal. He did not think for himself; his world was cause and effect.
But something was torturing him. Something, somewhere was beginning to cause him to think bigger. What was his purpose? What was beyond this dog and pony show? He was at the top of society and his future was bright but there was a nagging hole inside him.
At his high school graduation, Wayne was valedictorian and received honor after honor. Why was this not enough to satisfy him? Maybe, although it was expected, he was disappointed after his father was not there.
Wayne did not know what he wanted out of life but he did know one thing: he did not want to be like his father. But what did that even mean? That fact was that he did not know his father at all. His father was just not there.
Not attending his graduation was one of many times he was absent from big events in Wayne’s life. He had come to expect it. He was disappointed at five when he was not there to see him get a baseball trophy. He was disappointed when he was the only ten year old without a father at the school father-son camping trip. He was disappointed when his best friend asked if his parents were divorced and even when one friend asked if his dad had died, simply because after years of being friends, they had never met him.
To be continued…