Tyler Perry Pens Essay on Fatherhood and Parenting
Movie mogul recalls being emotional after watching father and son
Tyler Perry, who is currently shooting a film titled "I, Alex Cross," took time away from the set to pen an essay on fatherhood and parenting.
While on his way to the movie set, Perry recalls watching a father and son cross the street then go into a playground. Tears started to form in the movie mogul's eyes. "I thought to myself, this is really a strange reaction," he wrote on his Web site. "I was thinking, why did I have such a strong emotional reaction to this father and son?"
Perry continues that he never had a father-son experience like the one he just witnessed. The 41-year-old producer/director has long opened up about being raised by his strong aunt and being molested as a child.
"I realized that my emotion to that moment was about this man loving his child in the purest sense," he wrote. "No matter what the future holds for that little boy, he will always have that moment with his daddy loving him, for him."
Perry ends the essay by giving parents hypothetical questions to answer: "Do you know who is in your house? Do you know whom you're raising, and will the child that you delivered, have to deliver you in your old age?"