Happy Father’s Day

20 June 2010 – Opera in the Park

The weather cooperated last night at the SBG where the SIN Lyric Opera staged an open-air performance with an enjoyable & entertaining program. The crowd was there but not as packed as I have dreaded, probably due to the World Cup! Thanks to Ting & CH, we had a good spot by the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage. Nice to meet some new faces. The delicious curry (Ting is a good chef) got poor Rusty salivating thru’ out the performance!

Happy Father’s Day to all fathers, especially to the father of my grand children Jeff who is somewhere in Pawly’s Island, South Caroline with the family. The most memorable Father’s Day was in 1987 when we lived in California. I woke the family at 0400hrs, did not tell them where we were going and drove for over an hour to get to the champagne hot-air balloon ride. Asked Linn if she could remember the ride and she commented that she wished she was old enough to drink the champagne 🙂  Cheers to all fathers.

Death is not the final word.
Without ears, my father still listens,
still shrugs his shoulders
whenever I ask a question he doesn’t want to answer.

I stand at the closet door, my hand on the knob,
my hip leaning against the frame and ask him
what does he think about the war in Iraq
and how does he feel about his oldest daughter
getting married to a man she met on the Internet.

Without eyes, my father still looks around.
He sees what I am trying to do, sees that I
have grown less passive with his passing,
understands my need for answers only he can provide.

I imagine him drawing a breath, sensing
his lungs once again filling with air, his thoughts ballooning – Lisa Zaran