43. What’s Good About Bad Times
When Mikey got home he saw he had a message from his father. He winced. His father hadn’t called since the accident. Mikey pushed the ‘play’ button on the answering machine, bracing himself for the old man’s ranting and raving. Instead, in a halting and soft voice, his father said he was glad Mikey was OK. He offered to help pay the lawyer’s fees and court costs.
A muffled last sentence followed a pause in the message. At first Mikey wasn’t sure if the old man had said ‘let’s get this done,’ or ‘love you son.’ Mikey played the message over and over until he was certain his father had said he loved him.
Today I will be glad bad times often bring out the good in people.
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose
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