“Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.”
Sitting on a park bench, enjoying the warmth of the noonday sun.
Shortly, a man and his young son sat on a bench close by.
The rhythm of their conversation was soothing and, while the words were lost in the wind, it was obvious they were discussing pleasant things. The scene and tones further soothed my soul.
And in a while, with tears in his eyes, the man lovingly hugged and kissed his young son.
I tried to turn away, not wanting to intrude on this private moment. I could not.
The son asked, “Daddy why are you crying”?
Son, there will come a time when you will not want me to kiss and hug you. I want you to have these good moments to remember. Someday you’ll remember this and know in your heart that your father loved you. This is the greatest gift I can give to you.
With a heavy heart, I turned away.
“Music……it’s pure and it’s real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things.” – Tom Petty
Very sweet, and very well written…making a memory for the father, too.
An experience moved me to share this. It pleases me that you think I did it well.
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A lesson for all of us!