Jr: Thanks for talking today.  It allowed me to tell you some things that were bugging me.  I hope that I didn’t do it at the expense of making you feel bad.

Sr: Sometimes things hurt because you can see there has to be change and the thought of change frightens us; and sometimes it can annoy us because we are a pain-in-the-a**, bad-tempered old man.  But then sometimes a light can go off and the Sun can get through the darkness, then all things are good and kind again. Thankfully this old man made it into the light for once, and all things are good and kind and happiness rules the day (or in my case the minute). So our talk was a good thing

– (8/10/2005 conversation between my dad and I)