Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #105

First a brief mention of the ongoing giveaway of Joshua Henkin's Matrimony. Scroll down to Monday's post or click here to enter the drawing. Please be sure to read the rules for qualifying entries. There are some entries already that I'll have to disqualify if they aren't rectified by noon Pacific Coast Time next Monday.

I talked in Monday's post of some of the ways the story of Matrimony affected me. One of the ways I didn't mention then was about how profoundly moved I was by the parts of the story in which Mia was faced with the loss of her mother to cancer, beginning with receiving the first call from her father of the diagnosis through the stages of the illness, the death and the years after of learning to live in a world without her. The fact that I was reading this in the very month that I lost my own Dad to cancer three years ago made it even more moving for me.

Today is the anniversary of my Daddy's passing and I had planned to make the theme of my TT about it again as I did for posts for this date the last two years. See here and here. But the very theme of Henkin's novel gave me pause on this. For there is another very important significance to this date. It is my husband's birthday.

I asked myself if it was what I really wanted--if it would be what my Dad would want even--to make the focus of this day each year about remembering his passing and thus casting a shadow over my husband's special day. I decided that now was the time to shift the balance back to celebrating life; to giving my husband back his day.

So this one is for you Ed. Happy 50!



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I captioned that one myself. The cat looks enough like our Merlin to be his twin. The thirteen below I just harvested off the site.

That was the forth LOL I recaptioned on the I Can Has Cheezeburger site in the last week. (See yesterday's post and both weekend posts.) I'm think I'm getting addicted. Sigh. As if I needed another one of those.




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