the DAILY Tangent -Sept16th+Sept22nd

Today is Saturday, the 19th of Sept.
Earlier this week, on Wednesday, the 16th,
21 years ago, my oldest son died.

Six days short of his 21st birthday.

So, this coming Tuesday, the 22nd,
he would’ve been 42.

Earlier earlier, on Monday and Tuesday, I happened to take my other son, Bobaloo, a cream-filled donut and chocolate milk to him for a morning snack.

Got me to thinkin’ – the 3 of us should have a donut and chocolate milk together.

So, I bought 2 cream-filled donuts, and one chocolate milk and one strawberry milk (a little variety ya know). And Bobaloo and I went to the beach at the mouth of the Kenai River to celebrate the brief existence of “lil Ian”.

Simply to say,

“I remember you son.”

Bobaloo was too young to remember you, but, he has a picture of you, holding him just a couple months before you died.

So, he remembers you ‘in absentia’.”

I took a couple bites of my donut. Took a swig of my chocolate milk.

Bobaloo did the same thing. Only his was strawberry milk.

And then,
to share with “lil Ian”,
we tossed the remainder of our half-eaten donuts into the ocean.

“Have a bite son.”

We did the same thing with our milks – poured some of our chocolate and strawberry milk into the ocean.

“Wash it down with this.”

Bobaloo and I hugged for a good while.
(We’ll both deny it, but, I think we got a little misty-eyed.)

Silly.
Goofy.
Yeah.
For sure.

But, like I said,
I’m simply saying to the void,

“I loved you son. With all my heart.
And I remember you.”

“Come Tuesday, the 22nd, I’ll wish you a Happy Birthday.
Me and Bobaloo.
42.”

p.s. “what would’ve put it over the top, would’ve been if your sister, Sarah, was there with us. maybe one day.”

BSOT (be safe out thee)

Ian and Bobaloo.

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writer, neo-Impressionist photo-artist, Elliott Wave analyst & trader, existentialist

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