I Still See You

When we grow up seeing a face every day of our lives

And then it’s gone

We never really stop seeing it.

Do we?

I’m never really surprised

But pleasantly reminded of his presence

When he shows himself

In other’s humor.

In a phrase of his, spoken by someone else.

Or his face looking out from the mirror

When it’s me looking in.

Hair Cut

Even when I’m getting a hair cut.

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33 thoughts on “I Still See You

  1. Gibber says:

    Sorry you’re missing him.

  2. Are you missing your dad?

    • I like thinking of him. I do miss him. And it’s at the oddest times I ‘see’ him, like when I’m getting my hair cut and they have my hair wet down, I look in the mirror and there’s his face (because I look so much like him). But sometimes I hear one of his phrases spoken by others. Or see one of his pranks being done by others. 🙂 It’s a nice way to think he is paying a visit. 🙂

      • I can only assume that you are speaking of your father. I think it is wonderful that you can look at yourself and remember him and I truly hope that brings you much comfort. I hope all the memories you have of him are positive and joyful.

  3. Mustang.Koji says:

    I’m sure you’re missing him…

    • It’s okay Beth. It’s a wonderful thing that I can picture his face and rehear his words in others comments. I think I wanted to just say this and put it out there so he knows I’m paying attention. 🙂

  4. Sorry for your loss of touch, but you still have him in your heart. ❤ ❤ ❤

  5. This is so beautiful Colleen. ❤
    Diana xo

  6. mewhoami says:

    The beautiful thing about spoken words, is that they make a permanent place in our hearts. Then no matter how many years pass by, the person’s words are still there comforting us, giving us wisdom, and bringing us laughter.

  7. reocochran says:

    This is so sweet and special. You are so right, Colleen. Never gone far or even at all…

  8. markbialczak says:

    It’s a great thing that you see your beloved dad in yourself, Colleen. You both did something right. Hey, up there, good job, sir! My buddy Colleen is quite wonderful. 🙂

  9. You touched me with your “moment of recognition.” There is something so true about how we carry the physical reminders of our loved ones. Sometimes it’s more evident in one person than another, but I love when it is really clear to me. Maybe I like to note it because I also hope that someone will see me in just the same way years from now. Such a sweet thought, Colleen.

    • I think the same things Debra. Will my kids or grands see me after I’m gone. And smile in recognition? Have I smile enough that they’ll see it after I’m gone? Loved enough that they’ll feel it? Spoken enough so they’ll hear my words (pretty sure that one is covered) 😉

  10. Jim McKeever says:

    And I bet you often hear his voice, and his words … just when you need them at that moment.

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