Sunday, August 13, 2017

Stand Like A Rock

PHOTO PROMPT© CEAyr
I didn’t know it then but he was my rock.  I knew he had medal from the war that he never talked about.  He still painted in those days and our house was full of books on techniques, easels and brushes. 

Sometimes at night he would pick up a flute and we would be treated to music divine.  Much of my childhood was spent in visits to doctors and it was him who ferried me around, desperately seeking a cure.


So what is lesson of fatherhood then?  It is the strength to stand firm and unwavering.  Stand like a rock!

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Written for Friday Fictioneers Word Count : 100.

Some musing this week.  A bit personal maybe but it was my father's birthday on the 12th of this month.  He would have been 89 this year. He was a great father and an extraordinarily talented man.

As a young cadet in the IMA
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His painting
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20 comments :

  1. What a privilege you had to have someone like that as you rock. Thanks for sharing a precious memory.

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    1. Thank you for those nice words Christine.

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  2. A beautiful tribute and he was so very talented . Love the painting .

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    1. Thank you Moon, that is my favourite painting.

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  3. A lovely tribute and a fine example to follow.

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  4. Dear Subroto,

    Lovely and touching tribute. Perfect use of the prompt. Cure? You've piqued my curiosity. At any rate, well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle. Maybe 'treatment' instead of 'cure' would have been a better word. But I do remain a 'medical marvel' ;-)

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  5. This is powerful and very touching. A great tribute to a wonderful father.

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    1. Thanks Gabriele, I am glad you liked it.

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  6. Lovely. It can make all the difference, having a father like that.

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    1. Thanks Alistair. It does make a difference indeed.

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  7. You are blessed to have a Dad like him.

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    1. I am indeed. Thanks for your comments Purba.

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  8. This is awesome Subroto da! Did not know you write so well! Lovely tribute to uncle!

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    1. Thanks Anshuman I am glad you liked it.

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