Music & More Challenge

9.) a role that reminds you of someone you know

John Porter= my father


Porter’s cauterized scar? My dad has a similar one in the exact same spot. My father was drafted into the Vietnam war when he was young. His scar was the result of shrapnel from a landmine. Slivers of metal still work their way through his system now and then, coming up through the skin on various parts of his body; weird.

Dad also likes to kick things when he gets frustrated. Most of the time he just throws things. I share this trait with him myself, sorry to say. We also have the annoying habit of tightening things until they break, and burning food because we want to make sure that it’s done 🙄

Although my parents never separated within their marriage, they did go through a rough spot when I was around Lexi’s age. My Dad’s place of employment shut down and he was without a job for awhile. The stress kicked his binge drinking/PTSD into high gear, which was difficult for me to understand at that age.

I think that adolescent part of me sees the similarities and lives through Lexi a bit, because her Dad was more affectionate than mine was at the time. Luckily time healed our wounds and we have a much better Father-Daughter relationship as adults.

and the Music

a song that reminds you of your childhood:

You Make My Dreams Come True by Hall & Oates

When I hear this song I think of going to the lake with my grandmother and my mother’s younger siblings. sitting on a blanket with my aunt, watching my uncle wrestle with my brother in the water, while drinking Mellow Yellow soda. though in our neck of the woods, we called it “pop” 😉