Dear Davey,

Just a quick note from the past to the future.  Today, you were upset at the changes in the Old House.  I know you feel.  I have a secret for you, though: everything’s changing.  You.  Me.  History.  You’re going to lose things, Davey… more things than you’ll gain. This will be painful. There are two ways to deal with this.  You can try to balance the loss or you can appreciate how lucky you were to have had it in the first place.

We’re lucky, pal. Nothing lasts, and so love what you have and then love that you had it.

Your friend,




3 Comments on “223”

  1. mrsgreenhands June 7, 2013 at 9:53 pm #

    Reblogged this on Mrsgreenhands’s Weblog.

  2. mrsgreenhands June 7, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

    I like the tenderness Burke displays for David!

    • therealmccray June 8, 2013 at 5:04 am #

      Thanks. That was a very early decision in the process of including more voices. I hope for more chances to have him write these letters. For me, Burke is clearly David’s real father, but knows that his life and work will probably make his life a short one. This is his chance to do as much for him as he can.

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