I don’t know if y’all know of the web site Band Back Together, but it’s basically made of awesome. It’s a group blog where anyone can go and share their stories, whatever the stories may be. They have resource pages for all sorts of subjects and are working on creating more. The categories range from very dark subjects to uplifting, happy ones and the concept really is just as the name suggests – banding together.
So anyway, I didn’t intend to link to it here, but I wrote a post for the site. It’s about my dad. When I first started reading Band Back Together it didn’t even occur to me that I had a story to share. Then it hit me (on the bus, listening to music, as I mention in the post). I’ve told the dad story many times, but I’ve never written it all down. It was weird and cathartic and a little scary putting it out there like that.
Then I linked to it on Twitter and Kyle posted it on Facebook and I figured… well, I don’t know what I figured, but here it is for all the world to see.