Facebook Post: 2021-12-23T16:38:29

December 23rd is a rough day for me and today cements that feeling even more.

19 years ago my father passed away, just a week before my new family and I were to go visit him. I still remember that day like it was just yesterday.

Today my family had to say goodbye to our English Springer Spaniel, Suzie. She’s been slowly failing for awhile now but she embodied the phrase, “The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” She was an enthusiastic wiggle butt to the end and we love her very much.

May the next 23rd be a better day, but this one bites.

By Dan Granot

I chose the Shorter Whitman because of his work, "Song of Myself" and because of my self-deprecating sense of humor. I am under no illusion that I can write successful essays or poetry, but I have been known to write them anyway.

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