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"Angel"- Sarah McLachlan

Song of the Day


I wrestled with posting this song since it's so cliche now (thanks, animal cruelty awareness commercials). However, there really was no better song for today. I wanted to post perhaps something in my Dad's memory (AC/DC, The Doors, not Bruce Springsteen) but I couldn't think of a song? Maybe "Back in Black" which we played 10 years ago at his birthday part. 

What happened was my father finally succumbed to his medical conditions today. He just turned 6o a few weeks ago. He had a stroke Monday and passed away this morning in his sleep. My parents have their 38th anniversary tomorrow. I'm coming home on the cheapest flight available...it's a miserable thing. Our parents are so mortal but it's not something we want to think about. And it's just weird knowing he will never be there and I will never talk to him again.

The silver lining is he's free of his pain, and in these last years there's been a whole lot of pain. I've been told by several people that "he had been ill for a while." Yes, I know that. But that makes it no easier.

My Dad read this blog a lot and my personal writing blog as well. He was a fan, and despite our (many) differences, an ardent supporter. Dad was always there for me, always, always. He was a good father to all of us, really. He was.

I'm not posting for several days in his memory. I love you, Dad. Rest in peace. 

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