"I dream of a hard and brutal mysticism in which the naked self merges with the nonhuman world and somehow survives...Paradox and bedrock."-Edward Abbey

24 May 2013

The Dance

Twenty-two years ago, I did the pomp and circumstance dance. A girl I knew once said Send in the Clowns would be a better song to play at such occasions. I couldn't agree more.

I was up at very early in the morning to stand in a wind-blown stadium and see the true love of my life do that same dance I did twenty-two years before. For all the dog and pony show, I stood in awe. My girl, the one who was once the length of my forearm, was standing getting the piece of paper, which, according to the social construct of reality, says she's ready to step into the real world.

Girl, you're to be a woman soon...


Pride might be a sin, but today, I felt especially sinful, and you can't convince me to feel bad about it...

10 comments:

  1. Oh my, drinks all around--the two of you are marvelous. She's beautiful. Slightly frightening that must be....letting go of something stunning and hoping the hands that catch it know its worth.

    Congratulations, my friend.

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    1. Thank you a few times over.

      She might be a bit of a heartbreaker, but, on good authority, if needs be, she can be a nose-or knee-breaker as well...

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  2. Totally cool, Robbie...congratulations to the gorgeous love of your life. Watch out world, here she comes!!

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  3. I bet you're one happy dad! Look at all those cords! Congrats to your daughter.

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    1. I am, and I did ask her if she had a hard time standing because of that Mr. T starter set she had there. Thank you, I'll pass it on.

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  4. A sincere congratulations to your love!

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  5. Oh hey! Congratulations to your daughter!

    Also, I love the look you got going there. I'm not sure what it is, but it is probably the hair that gives you the (insert appropriate word here) complexion. You would look like a badass if it weren't for the occasion.

    One day I'm going to grow my hair out from what it is now - which is about 1 millimeter in length. ;P

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    1. Thank you, on both levels there ;).

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