"You know, my mother died when I was very young. I don't remember a lot about that time except... except my father's beard. I don't remember him crying or talking about her. I just woke up one morning and I noticed he had a beard, and it kept getting longer and longer, and he got thinner and he stopped going to work. My mother died, and my father stopped living... And then one morning, I woke up and there was a breakfast waiting for me at the table. Oatmeal and, uh, sliced banana. And he was clean shaven. And he was crying."
"Well, your dad was a very strong man."
"He just woke up and the wind was from the south, and he found he still knew the difference between hawk and a handsaw." ~ Constable Benton Fraser to Walter at the mental hospital in Hawk and a Handsaw, 1x12