So there it was. The calendar reminder I was not expecting and the emotional pang that I did not want to feel.
‘Get Father’s Day card.’
Such a simple annual event which changed completely because this is the first year I do not need to buy a card.
This is something I experience every year because I still have my Grandmother’s Birthday reminder in my calendar which was initially saved on a Psion PDA many years back. She died 12 years ago, but I have never been able to delete the reminder because that would be too final. Her death of course, like my Father’s, were as final as can be, but in the world of tech these events pop up time and time again to serve as a reminder of what you miss so much today.
If I used a paper diary I would likely just not add new reminders for the year ahead for those departed, but not creating something is strangely different to deleting something.
Anyway, was just a thought that occurred to me.
Happy Father’s Day Dad. Love you…