Remembrance is like a flower in the garden of love…or friendship…well definitely in a garden for sure.
— Rabindranath Tagore (maybe)
My father was a very witty man. He’s still alive. It’s just his wit that’s died.
His wit started waining around the same time he started quoting Rabindranath Tagore, well misquoting him anyways.
Turns out the “quote” may be way more figurative than literal, in other words — a lie. Which is ironic because he hates lying. But I love it.
Lying’s fun. In fact, it’s a gift. A gift my father gave me, gave all his children actually, and it’s just one of many.
My father also gave me my first car. Unfortunately, he gave it to my oldest sister first, to my other sister next, and then lastly to another sister before he finally gave it to me.
It’s that generosity of spirit and thrifty nature that inspired my sisters and I to pinch, I mean, pitch together and get him a new car for Father’s Day this year.
I can’t explain how good it feels to finally give your father what he really deserves. After all it’s the thought that really counts.
Along with the car, my father taught all of us how to drive. He also taught us how to drink. Just not at the same time.
My father’s simple advice — It’s not what you drink but who you drink with that counts. He’s right, the secret to a good drink is good friends.
So I only bust out the best booze for the best people. But I will bust out my best flask for practically anyone, because it’s just too sweet not to.
It also makes for a great last minute Father’s Day gift idea, if you’re in need of one. Father’s Day brunch will be a memorable one or even better, maybe it won’t.
Well, I don’t know if Rabindranath Tagore ever said the earlier quote but he definitely said the following,
It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.
Happy Father’s Day to a very simple man. — I.M.
Now I want to know what your father gave you? But, to paraphrase what I said on mother’s day, be sure to tell him first.
Images by I.M.
Illustration by B.Mac’
© Chic Prune 2015
I shared a card on mother’s day so it seems fitting I share another one today.
I found this card by happenstance and couldn’t be any happier with it. It looks cool, has surprisingly original word play for a greeting card, and won’t offend my father’s rather archaic and delicate sense of decorum. Enjoy!
Happy Father’s Day!