There are so many words spinning around in my head and emotions flowing through my heart, yet I don’t know where to begin. Apologies in advanced if this becomes a lot of rambling on.
Today is my dad’s birthday. If he were alive today, he’d be 77. Almost eight and a half years have gone by since he passed. It’s interesting how there are days when I can’t remember what I had for lunch the day before, but I can still remember exactly how everything was the very moment I heard the news. Why is that?
I still miss my dad extremely. Maybe that won’t ever change and that’s okay. There are still messages on my answering machine from him… just can’t bring myself to erase them and, at the same time, it’s tough to actually listen to them because when I do, I end up crying so hard, it makes my heart hurt.
Three episodes of the new season of “Glee” were shown on Japanese cable this evening, including the special “farewell” episode for Cory Monteith. (Yes, everything is a bit delayed over here because of having to overdub and add subtitles and such.) Needless to say, my eyes are all swollen from the tears.
And what does “Glee” have to do with my dad? He LOVED to sing! And though he never saw the show, I think he would’ve enjoyed watching it. He was in Glee Club when he was in school and music was a part of his every day. I used to love listening to my parents, my mother sitting down at the piano and my dad standing next to her, the two of them harmonizing beautifully!
Have you lost someone you love? If you haven’t experienced it, please hug those loved ones around you a little bit closer today. If you have gone through it, you have my empathy and I send a warm, heartfelt virtual hug to you.
P.S. It’s nice to be back and writing again. Guess I have to thank my dad for that. (Arigato, Otou-san!)