Saturday, August 31, 2013

Alpha papas

My Old Man consists of men (mainly journalists) writing with touching warmth and candour about their fathers - John Mulvey's recent piece about his dad's mental decline and struggles with Alzheimer's is particularly poignant and painful to read. I can't help wondering, though, just how many of the contributors could actually bring themselves to express the same sentiments verbally face-to-face, or whether they ever did when they had the opportunity to do so. Not that I'm judging - I don't suppose many of us do or could either.

(Thanks to Neil for the link.)

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