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Sue Burke
A long day each year 
22nd-Jun-2009 09:26 pm

Yesterday was my birthday. And the first day of summer. And, as sometimes happens, Father's Day.

I always liked it when that happened because the party got bigger and more exciting, and I got to share the day with Dad.

He died in 1996 of cancer at age 65, and I miss him all the time, especially on a day like yesterday. I didn't celebrate a lot — we had a nice dinner and saw the a movie, Star Trek, which is still in one "original version" theater here in Madrid, and it was great adventurous fun, though I kept getting distracted by the Spanish subtitles, mentally arguing with some of the translations.

I would have done more if Dad were still around, though. Of course.

22nd-Jun-2009 11:43 pm (UTC)
A happy birthday to you, and your dad sounds really special.
23rd-Jun-2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks. He was also briefly a professional wrestler under the name Tiger Dick. Can't get much more special than that.
23rd-Jun-2009 05:23 am (UTC)
Happy birthday to you, Sue! Glad to meet you, thanks for adding me back. I visited Spain twice, in 1996 and 1997. It was 21 years, before I fulfilled this dream.

I also miss my dad: he died in 2001 of cancer, at age 75.

23rd-Jun-2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Spain has changed quite a bit in the last ten years. Come visit again.

By the way, I liked your equinox haiku -- very touching.

24th-Jun-2009 07:23 am (UTC)
Thank you! Which one of the "equinox" exactly?
24th-Jun-2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
the shortest
night ... and the rose
at its fullest

(lovely photo, too)
24th-Jun-2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
I see -- the last one :) Thanks again!
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