Sunday, June 21, 2009

Nostalgia



I was thirteen years old when my father passed away.

I can still remember the last time I saw him alive. I was going back to my school where I was boarding and I was looking at his receding image as my ride carried me away. He was standing at the side of the road waving goodbye, smiling, but his eyes could not betray his pain inside. It was one of the most touching moments of my life that left a deep scar of loneliness in my heart.

That was 35 years ago but I still miss him, especially this Father's Day. I miss his colorful stories, his warm laughter and his reassuring embrace.
I just want to be quiet today. Somehow, I am hoping that Papa will speak to me today though the wind or the rain or through my heartbeat.

4 comments:

Lesley said...

Dear Ss, I hope you enjoy a peaceful and reflective day and that you find the comforting signs of your dad that you are hoping for.

scarlethue said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad you have positive memories of him, that you can cling to in these times. I hope you had a peaceful day. I miss my grandfather like that too, now gone just three years.

Carol said...

My Dad passed away 16 years ago and I still miss him, but I treasure deeply the memories that I have of him. I hear and feel your sorrow.

Dan Denardo said...

I'm sorry I didn't see your post earlier, SS. I am terribly sorry for your loss. Thank you for reminding me to treasure every single remaining minute that I have with my own father.