Essays

June 18, 2017

A Silent Man

Today I called my Dad to wish him a happy Father's Day and for the first time ever, I told him out loud that I loved him.

His response was simply, "You too." I took it as a good start as we had never been able to cross that threshold before and whether it was something he was not ready to commit to or I had just caught him by surprise, at least his response was not an awkward silence I would have to reflect on later.