Friday, August 26, 2011



Uncle Sean sent this to me and it hit home on a number of points. The most important point is being taught to take risks again. Life is all about risk, and the biggest is to fully live again after your death. I want to thank Uncle Sean and Mr. Orr for the reminder that I sometimes need.
Father's Song
by Gregory Orr

Yesterday, against admonishment,
my daughter balanced on the couch back,
fell and cut her mouth.

Because I saw it happen I knew
she was not hurt, and yet
a child's blood so red
it stops a father's heart.

My daughter cried her tears;
I held some ice
against her lip.
That was the end of it.

Round and round: bow and kiss.
I try to teach her caution;
she tries to teach me risk.
I love you,

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! I love it! Its amazing how so few of words can explain so much. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.