“You don’t throw a life away just because it’s broken a little” – From Seabiscuit
Time alters most relationships. One’s experiences, health, environment, personality, the fickle fates and fortunes of life, all contribute to our view of everything.
I recall the various relationships I had with my Dad as the years slipped by.
As with all things, the tenor changed with the years.
I began to realize that he was merely a flawed human being who did the best he could with the hand life dealt him.
I would like to believe that he felt the same towards me. I think he did.
I was 57 when he died.
He would have been 100 next year. Me 76.
I wonder what our relationship would have been then, had he lived.
Don’t know why I’ve been thinking about that lately, but I most surely have.
Kind of a brain teaser to imagine the possible machinations.
It will forever remain a mystery.
“Nature makes boys and girls lovely to look upon so they can be tolerated until they acquire some sense” – Willian Lyon Phelps