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April 28, 2018

Daily Inspiration — For My Father

By Josh Mitteldorf

I love. I've loved. I will love to keep my father alive. When he turned slow to me, he blamed the wind for all his crying.

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For My Father Gazing at the World After His Mother Died

Posted on April 28, 2018 by

If I said anything, he'd stop, so I just let him be.
Tell me, I wanted to ask, how
to be parentless & alone & secretly
in love with water. There's a now
we each live in
that sometimes feels more like never
than enough. If my father believes in ascension,
then out there, beyond the lake, his mother lives forever.
In the lake, too. In the wind to comb my father's hair.
In the tree that wills each holy & parentless
limb to cast a shadow in the morning sun's light. Out there,
I hope, all we've ever missed
becomes all we ever are.

I love. I've loved. I will love to keep my father alive.
When he turned slow to me, he blamed the wind for all his crying.

by Devin Kelly
from Ecotheo Review



Authors Bio:


Josh Mitteldorf, a senior editor at OpEdNews, blogs on aging at http://JoshMitteldorf.ScienceBlog.com. Read how to stay young at http://AgingAdvice.org.

Educated to be an astrophysicist, he has branched out from there to mathematical modeling in a variety of areas, including evolutionary ecology and economics. He has taught mathematics, statistics, and physics at several universities. He is an avid amateur pianist, and father of two adopted Chinese girls, now grown. He travels to Beijing each year to work with a lab studying the biology of aging. His book on the subject is "Cracking the Aging Code", http://tinyurl.com/y7yovp87.



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