My dad was 24 when I was born. For me, my dad is old, but not as old as some other dads I know. My dad acts young. He is fit, he does not have a bald head - in fact his hair is not even that grey - he is open minded and he does not like to complain the way a lot of old people do.
My mom is away for the weekend. She is on a city trip with her three sisters. She takes this trip every year, and when she is away for the weekend, my dad and I have dinner together and go out. Yesterday, after dinner (we both had a vegetarian dish, Thai Curry, and we drank wine) we went to see The Boss UK, a Bruce Springsteen cover band. My dad has always been a Bruce Springsteen fan, and he plays his music all the time. So for me growing up, Bruce's music was a constant factor and luckily, I love his music also very much. I think Bruce is a Yogi without even knowing it, since I think he's a pure and humble human being, he is honest and has great, great, great energy. We bought tickets and with them we got a flyer for a show of a U2 Tribute Band, playing next month. I looked at it and said: 'No, thank you.'
My dad asked what it was.
'A show of a U2 Tribute Band. I don't like U2.'
'Ha, me too. I cannot stand Bono.'
'I feel the same. That's funny, because it is not common, since a lot of people really love, love, love U2.'
The band was great. They played our favorite songs (Born to Run, Because the Night, Rising, No Surrender, The River, Dancing in the Dark, Badlands) and we sang and we clapped and did a bit of dancing (..) and had fun.
I realized how special this moment was. He is my dad and I am his daughter and we shared this time together.
Drinking beer and staying up late is not something you can easily and often incorporate if you live a yogi life style, but I think these moments are special and important too; they create loving memories for the rest of my life. So I don't mind that today I am tired and lazy. I still feel the great energy of yesterday and I am more than happy to have a day of rest, doing a bit of cleaning, reading and just enjoying the moment. Oh, and playing Bruce over and over again.