Wednesday, March 14, 2018
This Is Us Feelings (SOL18 #14)
On Tuesday nights I watch "This is Us." The show is incredible and keeps me interested each week. As I watch each Tuesday I find that I have more and more in common with the characters in each episode.
Last night, with TRULY no REAL spoilers included, I watched a woman prepare for her wedding who did not have her father walk her down the aisle. As any bride gets ready for her big day, there is no doubt that her father will be a part of it. While watching This Is Us all I could think about was my big day and the how each moment played out.
As the Kate (the character from the show) prepared for her wedding she thought extensively about her father. I did as well. As I watched I was dumbfounded at the similarities of our stories even though our lives were completely different.
One of the ideas from the last episode was the father figure aging and moving forward in life. It's hard not to try to picture how life would have been different had my father been around throughout my teenage/adult life. After watching the episode my mind has been drawn to what could have been.
What would my dad think of my current path in life?
Would my dad approve of my choice in partner in crime?
How would he approach the technology era?
What would he think just in general?
Would he be pumped about the Cubs?
Like many of the characters, I wonder what my father would have thought of my life, choices, and how I would proceed with all of my endeavors. All I know is that last night, while watching, I missed my Dad immensely.