Sunday, May 27, 2012

Day One Hundred Forty-Eight: "Breathing" by Danit Brown


A man struggles with fatherhood, with how to love and protect his young daughter and keep his sanity in tact while at the same time maintain his once tender relationship with his wife. He feels lost, alone, and useless as his daughter gets older and in his mind "favors" the mom.

This was a beautifully told story that I will not soon forget. There is a scene where the father shows up at his daughter's school when overcome with worry about her being abducted and him witnessing her defending herself on the playground. When he then tries to "save" his daughter and takes her to lunch at McDonald's, there is no way the reader of this story won't cringe and shed a tear at the same time.

Brilliant. Memorable. Heartbreaking.

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