Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Some Fathers

BELOW: Andy Griffith and Ron Howard on the set of the Andy Griffith Show (aired 1960–1968).
I was in my late twenties when I first watched that show. A scene when Sheriff Andy Taylor apologized to his little boy, Opie, shocked me, it was so foreign to my experience, and I decided to adopt him as my Pa too.

BELOW: Spock and baby Spock, by Tommervik

BELOW: Laura and Logan (James Howlett/Wolverine) from the movie Logan (2017), which is more of a road movie than a superhero movie, and specifically a father & maybe-daughter reluctantly on the road together tale of redemption.

Watching Logan last week, I thought, Hey! This is Paper Moon!  (1973, Ryan and Tatum O'Neal)--even in some of its specifics--a funeral, the jalopies...
I googled it and sure enough, the director, James Mangold, said he had that exact film in mind.
Baby wolverine Laura, however, is a lot (a whole lot) more like Eleven in Stranger Things than she is like Addie Pray.


My father has taken a sudden turn for the worse and it seems likely he's in his final weeks. My sister who loves him deeply is with him. 

I feel a little sad that I don't feel particularly sad, personally,  just generally and gently saddened at the winding down of a life. Godspeed.


Michael Leddy said...

Sending good thoughts your way.

Fresca said...

Thanks, Michael.

deanna said...

That your feelings can come "generally and gently" is a kind thing, as I see it, from your kind heart. Hope you can take it easy through this time.

Fresca said...

Thanks, Deanna. I'm definitely trying to stay in Kindness.