Friday, October 31, 2014

Week 6, Day 2: "Don't Ever Get Old...?"

My Dad, for a long time now, has said to me "Don't ever get old."
Um... OK. when should I jump off a bridge. Now? ... how 'bout now?

And this was back when his problems were bunions, thinning hair, stuff like that.
Not the big problems he has now, like Alzheimer's, kidney failure and cancer. Yeah, the trifecta.

So I wrote a rap song to answer my Dad of 15 years ago, who was actually in pretty great shape back then and just didn't realize it. He sailed in regattas, mowed the grass, was still doing scientific research papers, and was fully mentally present. My heart goes out to my Dad of today. This rap goes out to my Dad of 15 years ago.

Carla Ulbrich
The Singing Patient