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That Foolish Young Man
I opened the car door fighting the tears but not the memories: my daughter’s delight, as I squeezed into that tiny plastic pool for a swim; all of those uncomfortable, smile-filled rides on that miniature Smurf train; the pride of her cheer-leading and the wonder of watching her become a teenager: The stuffed animals are for decoration, Dad!
And my son: teaching him to go under water by accidentally dropping my keys in the deep end—followed by my pocket change; that glorious day hiking at Pinnacles National; and those treasured chess games that I always lost—and no, not on purpose.
As I finally start the car, I almost smile at the unfair wrestling matches, two against one, and a father that always went down, but never easily.
Next week, my eyes will be tearing again because, you see, there was a divorce.
Looking back from the height of some decades, it is difficult to believe just how much I did not know, because that divorce is now just one of so many regrets. I wish I could write to that young, foolish know-it-all; if I could just tell him a few things, pass on some simple information.
I wish I could.
And finally did, in these posts and this book series “Things That Make Life Better.“ HE, of course, wouldn’t be interested in anything that even looked like advice, so it is a good thing I am a story teller, a literary entertainer of sorts, and even he would enjoy the unusual way these solutions are presented.
Perhaps if he had had seen these, his life might have gone a bit better, somewhat easier.
I’d like to think so.
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