How I Learned To Forgive My Father

Here’s an excerpt from my latest piece, published on Ebony Magazine Online April 4, 2013:

My father has always been around, but his presence wasn’t always significant. He existed off in the northern periphery of my life, and when my older sisters and I would have to travel up from the South to visit him, we were drenched by the end, like flowers that take in too much water in one sitting. Our visits with him were full of energy, but long and draining. He seemed to try to pour a lifetime into a visit, sharing with us the revelations he experienced, the emotions he felt, lessons he learned, people he met, the things he wrote, paintings he made, and the faith he was growing into.  Though I don’t remember feeling unloved, many times, I left feeling overwhelmed and confused…

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