Friday, June 07, 2013

DicksnJanes Podcast #404: drinktalkthink

The Scarborough Dude drinks a lot. And talks a lot. Sometimes he even thinks a lot.

Way Down In The Hole - Tom Waits - Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years
Straight To The Top - Tom Waits - Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years


Jason said...

I have a not crying story probably worthy of counseling/analysis! A couple of months ago, I took my youngest daughter (she is 10) with me to my hometown to check on my parents. As we were driving out of town, I stopped by the cemetery where an old friend is buried, a person I am talking about in my next podcast and I cringe every time I go back and listen to it while I edit because it feels far too personal but that is beyond the point. I believe one of the lessons I have learned from you is that I need to genuine in what I share so I am working on that!

Anyway, I had never mentioned this person to my kids since it is a high school memory and I wondered what questions my daughter would ask. I expected the first question which was how she died. The second question, which I did not expect, was, "Did you cry?" I said, "Yes, of course. Why are you asking that?"

She said, "I just thought that you don't cry." and it occurred to me that I had not cried in front of her as long as she could remember and probably not away from her in the last 10 years either. Then she asked me when the last time I cried was and I honestly could not remember. I did make sure to explain that it is o.k. to cry since I got the feeling that she felt it might be wrong to since I never do. It was quite a moment and what you said made me think about it.

Sorry I wrote an essay on your blog! It's always good to hear you each week.

Scarborough Dude said...

Comments like this are so precious to me Jason, thank you! It really helps me, especially in those times of doubting the validity of what I am trying to do here.