F u n P o s t s & 11 B o o k s
“ E n t e r t a i n i n g I n s i g h t s “
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 fun/uncomfortable 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. And 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 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 then did, in this 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 these posts & books were in his life, that life might have gone a bit better, somewhat easier.
I’d like to think so.
Maybe you will too when you see a post like this one: “Upping Your Happiness” at this link: http://simplestsolutions.org/2014/01/06/upping-the-negative-side-of-life/