Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Post Where I Say My Father Died

A few days after I wrote my last post here—months and months ago—my father died.

It's impossible for me to write about him right now (believe me, I've tried) but it's also impossible for me to continue writing in this space until I acknowledge, here, that he is no longer walking the world, upsetting proverbial apple carts and looking for ways to get in trouble.

I've looked at this photo of him since I was a child, but I see it differently now. I have to go, he seems to be saying. But I'll see you soon, my baby.

Norman Delfino Montes
December 14, 1937 ~ April 17, 2013