when i looked at pictures from father’s day festivities,
i was struck by this photo:
jerry is still and in focus while his hands are busy, his children are busy; each one moving in a different direction. this doesn’t even show the dog, the cat, the gerbils. the grass growing, the dishes piling, the graden drying. the school work waiting, the appointments looming, the list festering.
it is an honor to watch someone outside of his comfort zone live his life as a father.
and it is a complete joy to watch worlds collide:
at a wiffle ball tournament this weekend. anyone recognize the batter? we hadn’t seen him in years and years. oh, joy.
8 thoughts on “life of a father”
my my talk about a blast from the past!
how fun!! i think my sis was in town for this same tournament
unless there were 2 wiffle ball tournaments in town
on the same weekend! :P
what’s he up to these days??
we had a day filled with baseball as well
CJ! Do they have kids too?
I love that first picture. I was capture by it before I even read what you wrote. I was thinking “wow, life is spinning all around and yet he remains still”. Really, that is what I thought before I read your caption. Cool capture.
These are sweet photos of daddy and children. He looks very present to the moment. Love the food in Eliza’s teeth.
what was his gift?
a flammable corrisive sign?
where will that go?
It is a cool sign that deserves its own post…its like 7 signs in one.
We saw it at the antique mall together and he loved it. So I snuck back and got it.
great first pic, it totally portrays the calm dad amongst the whirling kids!
CJ, Wow it has been years!