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June 15, 2010


Today's theme is "missing out."

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Sitting here on the park bench, watching the kids run and play, I feel like I have been missing out on the joys of fatherhood.

What would it be like to raise a child? Would all my doubts and fears fade as I take on that role? (Or, I suppose, the role take over me.)

No. The doctors warned me about thinking like this, trying again.

My hands clench and release, over and over.


Not again. No more blood. No more screaming.

I get up slowly, walk back to my workshop, and stare at the puppet-boy.

Stay wood, Pinocchio.

Posted by: Laurence Simon at June 16, 2010 8:58 AM · Permalink

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