Life Lessons

A Father’s Love

"A Father's Love"
“A Father’s Love”

The memoir/biography genre seems to appeal to me. I’ve always had a deep curiosity of peeking into the lives of other people. Reading of these experiences validates to me the similarities we share as individuals. In this piece, I decided to challenge myself even further. I choose to write about the recent loss of my father. It pushed me to dig deep into how I honestly felt and bring out the use of all five senses I was experiencing. Needless to say, this was a tough challenge. I relived this moment over and over again each time I sat down to work on it. The amazing thing about gathering my ideas and thoughts was that it did not sadden me, but it brought new insight and brought to light memories I had forgotten. To be honest with you, it cheered me up. It forced me to dwell on some of the high points instead of dwelling on the profound loss of a parent.

The responses I have received have been positive. I hope when you read this essay you enjoy it. Let me know if has touched you in some way?

A Father’s Love

In my story, I wrote about people, places, and things. So, to enhance some of the topics I mentioned in my essay. I added my favored links for you to review at your leisure.

 

Resources I used to help me hone my skills

Let your life speak: Listening for the voice of Vocation by Parker J. Palmer

I enjoyed the wisdom, compassion, and humor from this book. His writing flows with elegance.

The Memoir Project: A thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing and Life by Marion Roach Smith

This book is one of my favorites for setting up my thoughts and ideas. It helped establish the framework of my essay.