I learned today that people can still give you good advice, even when they’re not here anymore.
Dad would regularly phone me as he made his way into the city, and give me status reports on the lake. On calm days, blustery days, windy days, sparkling clear days. The breakers, how incredible the waves were, how tumultuous or still it was.
“You should see the lake today Kate.”
I was a little sad and lost today. There are too few green things near me, and sometimes I forget what they’re meant to remind me of.
So I went to see the lake.
And now I am not so sad and lost.
You’re right dad, I should see the lake today. Thank you.