“It’s just junk!”
My older brother says.
During our telephone conversation
while I was calling to wish him a
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! on Friday.
It strikes me a being a role model.
Which he had always been since I
Not an idol — nobody really is because
nobody is worthy of being an idol … except Jesus or Allah or Buddha;
Nobody else sets the bar so very HIGH
when it comes deeply and lovingly giving
who they are.
sit up and pay
You know you
love and respect
them. You admire
their ability to cut
through the B.S.
dice through the niceties
while upholding the diction,
tone, and manners before
anything that matters, is right
or wrong. Sprinkle in my dad,
Stormin Norman, example of
speaking loudly and authoritatively.
Not without fact-checking to ensure
he understood “the pay off”.
You didn’t go to ask for my father’s soft,
nurturing support. Instead you went
for life advice, involving personal attitudes;
leadership was foremost on his psyche.
When you struggled the most, my father
pushed us back down the funnel if we didn’t
understand the point. It was our job to know
what the final “pay off” was gonna be.
He may have always had that exuberant way
of expressing himself, however, when he knew
that he was fading, he seemed to want to dispel
his amassed wealth of knowledge.
It was his way of trying to make up for the
shortfalls. He was away a lot for his military
career. The higher he went up the covert ladder,
the more unexpected the departure.