we celebrated father's day today. and today, like many others, i thought of you.
once i got past all the things in my world i wished you could see and know, i thought of what we shared. we always seemed to have this understanding, you and i, dad. an invisible thread of knowing. your creativity always inspired me. it was a link we had, and although we just had begun to acknowledge it when i went to art school, i know you must smile at how i use it today...this gift of a creative spirit that you understood.
i feel you near at times when i am connected most fully and deeply with the world - a flash of light across the ocean, a wind across a canyon rim while walking along a trail, a glimpse of shooting star across a blackened sky...you have been there all along.
although it was far too fleeting, much like the the tail of a comet racing along the stars, i am so grateful for the years we shared.
happy father's day