So, This is Weird

I was sitting here at my desk this morning just working away, getting ready for this meeting that I’m afraid is going to complicate my life this afternoon, when I get an email from my dad. Attached is something he’s written, a kind of descriptive non-fiction thing about when things are scariest. I honestly wasn’t even sure that he liked “The Witch’s Friend,” I mean, I thought he did, but he did say that he felt like it ended abruptly.

But he read something I wrote and wrote something in response.

In other words, he was inspired by me. Inspired to tell a story.

This literally makes me shake. I love my dad and I know he’s proud of me. But this is different.

I don’t know.

It’s really weird.

And I’m sure we will some how fuck it up between the two of us.

But for a second, I really felt like my dad was showing me something of himself he otherwise never would have.

One thought on “So, This is Weird

  1. Only met your Pa once, and it was certainly a while ago. But, from the vantage point of a father myself, I think this is incredibly moving and, well, as I am not a writer, it is difficult for me to find the right words. Touching?

    I think he is saying that his daughter is connecting to him on a level that is more than father-daughter, but that of someone who inspires intellectually and spiritually; who is so astoundingly proud of his daughter that he is showing is love by trying to go one level deeper than the outer crunchy candy shell of a peanut M&M.

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