The bond between Cody and his neighbour Josh has deepened as the daily rituals of diapering the boy have brought out feelings in both of them. When we last left our story, the older man had found a word to describe that feeling – “Daddy”…and he struggled to overcome the fear of what that word might mean.
Sometimes it’s only after you’ve made a decision that you realize how simple something is to decide.
You’re with a group of friends, and you’re debating about where to eat, or what movie to go to, and the conversation circles around and there are pros and cons, opinions and dislikes but you just can’t seem to decide.
Did you ever get a haircut and there’s a bit more of a spring in your step after? Or maybe you get dressed up to go to the theater and there’s something about the well-polished shoes and the crisp shirt and you feel just a little brighter, a bit lighter, as if you’re stepping into some old musical or something.… Read the rest
Now, throw a question like that out to the general population and you can be reasonably sure what the answer is. Throw it out to a 20-year old boy, and he might throw it right back at you with a punch to … Read the rest
Some of the best things in life are….yeah, you thought I was going to say free. But what I was going to say was ‘complicated’. And with Cody there was nothing terribly complicated about how I felt, but being able to express those feelings wasn’t simple.
Now, most people would probably call me crazy. Look at it this way: you … Read the rest
It’s a funny thing about change: sometimes it wallops you and everything is different a minute later. And sometimes it steals up on you and before you know it your life has curved off in an unexpected direction.
With Cody it was both. A sudden bang and I felt like I had a … Read the rest