Love Letters to Spam #25 (Ode to my late dad on his birthday)

This wonderful piece takes you from the intensely personal to the transcendentally inter-spiritual. Wonder-full!

Love Letters to Spam

My Dearest Spam,

If he were still alive we’d be celebrating my dad’s birthday today. I threw him a small party every year and decorated the downstairs yellow which was his favorite color. When he had a big meeting with a bank, his socks were always yellow. He loved yellow because he felt it symbolized happiness.

The last time I saw my dad was in a hospital room and he was dying. Before I left, I asked him, “Is there anything I can do for you, Dad?”

I wrote down what he said: “Be my daughter, you don’t know how much I love you. Thank you. Bye.”

One of the last e-mails my dad sent me. He moved so easily between saying something profound in a direct way, and just appreciating the little things. :-) One of the last e-mails my dad sent me. He moved so easily between saying something profound in a direct way, and just appreciating the little things.

Don Tishman was born 88 years ago to a couple of Orthodox Jewish anarchists living in…

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Author: Roger - Dr Roger Prentice

Now I write, teach & coach mainly about interfaith as inter-spirituality - and how we can grow closer to our True Self. . As anyone who knows anything about IPF will realize my energy is curtailed - so I am concentrating primarily on 'inter-spirituality'. . In the past I would have said that: . 1) I run courses and give talks at conferences and in universities and colleges in the UK, China, USA, Canada, Scandinavia etc. . 2) I provide materials, outlines and lessons for Schools. . 3) My range of interests include personal development, learning and teaching, photography and film, the arts generally, spirituality and educational practice and theory. . 4) At the same time I continue developing the human-centred studies SunWALK PDS (People Development System) - a whole-person, high-achievement model for individuals, and for use in, NGOs, schools and other organizations. . 5) The key question that continues to animate me and my work remains, "What is it to be fully and positively human?" . Contact me via onesummit AT gmail DOT com (replace At with@ etc.). . All good wishes Roger (Dr Roger Prentice) . For those interested; My first degree is in English and Education. My masters is in Adult and Community Education. My doctorate presented a new holistic meta-model of education called SunWALK.

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