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For Father’s Day, let’s do something different
One of my earliest memories about movies was hearing my dad talk about Back to the Future while we played Monopoly with my mom. I think I was 4 or 5 at the time, and he talked about these time traveling adventures. As a four-year-old that was all I wanted to know about a movie so I asked my dad if I could see it. The following weekend, he bought the Back to the Future Trilogy on VHS and gave them to me. We watched the first together on that lazy Sunday afternoon; and when it was done, I wanted to see what came next. My dad showed me how to use the VCR and I saw the final two films back-to-back. It was around my bedtime when I finished, and I don’t think I went to sleep that night because of all the ideas that were swimming around in my head because of that movie.
I relate this story because 20 years later, my love of films have grown only stronger and I still have sleepless nights after watching an amazing film because my mind is so filled with ideas and thoughts about the movie. And to think all of this started because my dad just nonchalantly brought a movie up in a conversation with his family while playing a board game with them.
But the spark for my love of films wasn’t the only thing my dad did. He taught me how to mature and how to pursue a dream, impossible and distant as they seemed. He provided me a great home to live in, as he took care of his wife, my two brothers, and me.
When I bombed a test in high school, he just told me to stop worrying about it and try harder next time. When I did poorly on my LSAT and believed I was never going to get into law school, my dad told me that this was only my first loss as an attorney - as attorneys lose some cases and win others. When I was brokenhearted after a breakup, my dad cheered me up.
For this and for so much more, I’m grateful for every day that my dad is in my life. And I am more grateful that I can spend Father’s Day with him.
Happy Father’s Day, Papi
And I hope you all have a great day with the dads in your life