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TALKING TO A SLEEPING MAN

Kermit B. Marsh, April 2010

The last time I saw my father alive we talked.   Our conversations had

become increasingly incoherent as time went by.   This one was no different.   We

talked... and then he was tired.   I helped him to his bed, and he went to

sleep.

I sat in silence for an hour while he slept.   Then I kissed his forehead

and bade him good-bye.   I walked away from the nursing home where he had spent

the last eight years.

The next time I saw my father he was laid out in his coffin.   We brought

him to the grave yard to lay his weary bones to rest.

In that last hour I listened to the quiet sounds, the quiet voice within.  

There are remembrances of conversations past.   Conversations with this son

of Mother Earth... this problem solver, this man who liked to make things

work.

I remember a generation earlier...

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I am an Architect, strong yet sensitive and gentle. I like to make things work. I am fascinated with words, their origins and their meanings. I am a dreamer and a hopeless romantic.

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