It’s Father’s Day.
I miss my dad.
He wasn’t the kind of father that taught me how to fish or change a tire.
He was the kind of dad who taught me to love poetry and truth and justice and the delicious oddities found in the daily of life.
I am spending this Father’s Day at the cabin. It was his home for the second half of his life and as I go through this day I remember cups of coffee and conversations, the rising of cigarette smoke and the rumble of his voice. I remember the ways that he paid attention and asked questions that invited me to move deeper into my life.
It wasn’t always easy between us. I remember that too.
On this day what I remember is the powerful pull that is love. From him life was given. Through him life was learned.
And still it is so.
Still it is so.