the greatest gift from my father

The greatest Gift my Father ever gave me

The greatest gift my father ever gave me was laughing with me at the movies and games I enjoyed as a child.

I remember some of those moment quite clearly. I remember watching Jackie Chan movies with him, and hearing him laugh at the funny scenes or being impressed by the action scenes made me… proud, I think.

It gave me the feeling that the things I was interested in where really cool and amazing. And by extension, I was too.

Thinking on this now, he must have been close to my current age back then. And I think today I am often doing the same thing with the people I care about.

What a beautiful skill.

Though I’m not sure if it can really be called a skill. It’s just a thing one can do. But laughing with someone this way can be a powerful tool to make others feel both encouraged and accepted.

And that sounds like a really wonderful combination.

An afterthought after drawing the image for this entry:
It’s iteresting how dark the art-filter drew the house. Makes me think that those moment where my father laughed with me where really like a little, flickering flame in a place that felt very difficult and dark as a child. (and it should be mentioned, that with everything that went “wrong”, both my parents did the best they could)

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