Some thoughts about losing my dad

Here’s what I’m thinking of, about my dad, and what I said at the funeral and therefore feel comfortable sharing ~publicly:

“Father, give us courage to change what must be altered, serenity to accept what cannot be helped, and the insight to know the one from the other.” - Reinhold Niebuhr, more or less. My dad was good at “courage to change what must be altered” but even better at “serenity to accept what cannot be helped.”

“Look at me, I am old, but I’m happy” - Cat Stevens, and my dad. How?! (I assume the “old” helps the “happy”, and especially looking back at a life that you feel pretty satisfied with. Still. He had it harder in basically every way than I do.)

There’s much more that I don’t feel like sharing ~publicly. He was a wonderful man and dad.


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