“Quote Unquote”

June 7, 2019 § Leave a comment

“It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.”  —  Anne Sexton

“To become a father is not hard; to be a father is.”  —  William Busch

“One day he was repairing the light fixture in the bathroom. He asked me to hold one of his hands and to grip the faucet of the bathtub with my other hand. I did this. Then he licked the index finger of his free hand and stuck it in the socket where the light bulb had been. As the electricity passed through him and into me and through me and was grounded in the faucet of the bathtub, my father kept saying, ‘Pal, I won’t hurt you. I won’t hurt you.’ If I had let go of the faucet both of us would have died. If I had let go of his hand, he would have died.”  —  James Alan McPherson

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