Blogger’s Block

So. I am not keeping up with my previous month’s blogging activity, I know.  There have been a couple reasons – so let me share them. 


Memory Loss.  I once heard that when someone asked Lucille Clifton, a poet I love, why all her poems were so short, she replied that she had 6 children, and that while poems came to her all day long, she could only remember 10 lines until the end of the day when she could sit down with a pencil.  I know what she means.  I have had some zingers lately, but with the new summer schedule, landscaping projects underway, sudden resurgent interest in a tidy home and Dad’s stuff, I haven’t even been able to remember 10 lines, much less a great idea. 


Dad’s Stuff.  Ok, so I know I mentioned that my Dad has cancer.  And that’s the thing.  Dad has cancer.  I don’t, but because I love him, and want to hang out with him, I kind of feel like I am running along next to the runaway train yelling “Hey, what’s that?  How does that feel?  Whoa! What are you going to do about that?”  A lot of my time lately has been spent hanging out with Dad, going to doctors with Dad, or thinking about Dad.  However, in spite of all that, I hadn’t gotten around to asking Dad if he minds if I exploit his life all over my site.  His cancer is not mine, I know that.  But there I am running along side for some of it, trying to lend some sort of meager support, and it’s a big enough thing that it’s most of what I think about these days. 


So I asked, and his response was that it was fine, because then he could read it, and see how he is doing.  For the record, Dad, you are doing great.

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1 Response to Blogger’s Block

  1. Charley says:

    I am happy that you are getting to spend time with your Dad and to help him through the ordeal of having cancer. My fater died in 2003 and I was fortunate to spend the last days with him. Although I knew it was near the end, it was the best days of my life with my Dad because I got to help him for a change and to share very deeply in his life. For that I am very grateful.

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