last night’s question

Last night Alex asked Steve a question that has lingered with us all day long.

She said, “Dad, if you had two ears (for those of you who don’t know Steve, yes, he only has one ear), would you have been in the Vietnam War?”

Steve answered that he would have been a fine specimen if he indeed had two ears, and he was a year older, he would have been in, based on his draft number.

She asked him if it would have changed him, and what would have been different in our lives.

His answer…silence. Then, “everything”.

Alex, everything would have been different.

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About kim tackett

Northern CA marketing consultant, writer of very small stories, and drinker of very strong coffee.
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