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+ A father teaches his daughter about fearlessness

[ Posted on 03.14.2016 ]

My friend, Asya Ivanova, a wonderful poet, lost her father recently. I’d like to share this beautiful poem she wrote in his honor: FATHER 1 In the dark of a November evening We were heading home— My father and I After visiting his friend When we approached the old cemetery I asked my father to carry me He picked me up into his arms and asked —What are you afraid of? —The dead people,—I answered honestly —But there is no need to be afraid of them,— My father explained softly and solemnly —It is some of the living people You should be aware of But the dead can do you no harm… And so powerful my father’s words were That I learned to love that old cemetery I explored it every corner That ancient town of ghosts With its narrow streets And tiny homes— The briefest life story of its…

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Unhappiness is the belief in the wrongness of being.

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