Today is my dad's 80th birthday. I have the privilege to celebrate this occasion in person, spending 5 peaceful days with him. I have not spent more than 8 hours in a row with him since I was in my teen years. It is wonderful to glimpse the daily rhythms. We have chatted, played Rummikub and watched the workers progress as they remodel the bathrooms. My favorite thing is the morning ritual when my step mom braids my father's long pony tail in the back. No grand outings but the simple pleasure of "hanging out " in an unhurried pace, enjoying each others company.
picture to be posted later