Reblogged: A Conversation With Dad
Friday, June 17, 2011
The Urbane Urbanite has been around for 15 months. And in that time, I’ve written quite a few personal posts – a tribute to my 92-year-old Granny after she passed away; the uneasiness I feel about my mother getting back on the dating scene; a confessional about feeling like a quitter when it comes to my acting career – but the most personal post, by far, has to be the interview I did with my father.
The Conversation with Dad post is the most popular, most talked about piece I’ve ever written.
It has elicited the biggest reaction from the readers of this blog and goes down as the most cathartic writing experience I’ve ever had. Besides providing all of you with a gutsy, engaging piece to read, it also did the unthinkable: help me get to know my father a little better and bring us closer together.
In the year since publishing the post, I’ve gained a ton of new followers. So in honor of Father’s Day this weekend, I’m reblogging my Conversation with Dad for those who may have missed it.
If you’ve already read it, feel free to pass it on to someone who you think may benefit from the words. If this is your first time reading it, enjoy and feel free to leave a comment.
I’m still shocked at just how many people were moved by this piece. The reactions in the comment section are only a fraction of the outpouring of support and appreciation I’ve received.
Happy Father’s Day and enjoy…