I had a great albeit short weekend... why do they fly past so fast? Went to the St. Patrick's Day parade in San Francisco - my Dad and family were visiting from the LA area, and it was lovely to watch a parade with my Dad... can't say I remember the last time we got to do such a thing together. It meant a lot. We both love bands - especially marching bands. When the bagpipes went by - I turned to my Dad and told him that "bagpipes make me cry". They do, and as I looked at him, he said "Yes" - and I noticed he was tearing up too. What is up with that? I can't watch them march by in all their solemn pomp & splendid ceremony, unwavering notes, drummers slowly flipping their drumsticks with pompom ends twirling, without the emotion carrying me away. I didn't know Dad felt the same way.
3 months ago