my father is such a sweet man. i was watching Eat Pray Love and Javier Bardem reminded me of my father, mostly during the scene where he’s saying goodbye to his son. each time i say goodbye to my father, he cries. it’s always the same look, the same way. he stands in line with me, the line where one has to wait to be checked by tsa, and he waits on the other side of the rope since he’s not the one flying. then right before i hand over my ticket to the official, he gives me one last hug and kiss. his huge arms go around me and i feel smaller than ever. i go in through those metal detectors and look back at him one last time, and there he is, his eyes puffy and red, glistening and he waves goodbye… and immediately, i miss him.
i hope the polar bear texts me soon.