Monday, November 19, 2007

my next "big project"

my dad called today from the nursing home to solicit my help with, among other things, getting down in writing what he can still remember, an undertaking akin to capturing the light from a candle flame as it flickers out. of course, i agreed. time to get out my trusty microcassette for a journey that promises to be as illuminating as it is heartbreaking. whatthehell else was i gonna do next year, anyway?

2 Comments:

Blogger Steve-O said...

You've already got one kickass book under your belt. Why not another?

My thoughts will be with you on your difficult journey, my friend. There are so many things I wish I could ask my father now. Be strong and live in the moment.

1:56 PM  
Blogger a.k.a. sunlit doorway said...

just went to Abilene
with fam on friday
to see my Uncle Lico,
stricken with a coupla
forms of cancer. he's
still funny as hell,
though i can see the
change of disease. glad
i bothered to take the
camcordion (as my mom
calls it). lookin at
him is like seeing my
dad again....4 hours
in Abilene, poignant,
emotionally-tough, but
so so worth it...
let's talk b4 you go.

10:40 AM  

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