Rituals

Today I taught him,

my son, to shave.

And again I feel

that familiar twang,

joy,mixed with sorrow,

with sadness, with joy.

Elated, I am, to share this with him.

Sorry, that is was not my old man,

whose legacy, this day, I pass down.

Sad in that way, this one more time.

Yet filled, am I, once more 

with the love, for my grandpa,

my mentor,

my namesake,

my friend,

who taught me

to shave,

to live,

to love, 

and to be a man.

* this one’s for you guys:

Andrew Vought Garrabrant 

26 May 1915 – 4 May 2006

And

Ian Andrew Garrabrant

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