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You come to me, in your tattered soul way.

Limping a little, some days a lot.

And I bring you coffee.

And you cheer me on, my writing, my sales, my dog walking.

All my victories are our victories.

Your victories are mine too.

The supper that came from nowhere, deft hands mix stir chop.

And there it is.

Wife magic.

And the password needs resetting, and it is obstinate.

To you it is an infraction on your day.

So I fix it, and make the log in work.

Husband magic.

And some days with the kids, it seems there is no magic, only conflict. …

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True colours was a hit song that came out when I was a teenager. Being incredibly popular it got a lot of air play.

I think the song was intended as a story about a girl’s perception, how she could see deep into a man’s heart, his “True Colours”, and loved him for what the world could not see.

I have always been something of an introvert, never felt comfortable in a crowd. To me a bar is like an alien world, I don’t see the appeal in yelling over the music in a crowd.

To that end, I have always had a special connection with female vocalists. When we enter a song together it is a relationship between us. That person is singing only to me. …

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I think my worse trait is comparing myself to others, like somehow my peers, who are not really my peers are somehow doing much better than I am.

I have a friend I work with. She is a graphic designer, web designer, artists, night school teacher; raising a 2.5 year old daughter and besides all that to my dismay, is also teaching herself JavaScript in her spare time.

I look at that. This is what she is doing during COVID. …


Dave Park

Writer trapped in the daily grind of an IT Pro, parent to two boys. & Buy me a coffee:

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