As I left the funeral home, I remember seeing his smiling face appear in front of mine. I could hear his proud voice say: “Don’t look back, Milly. Move on! Keep living!”
When I arrived at my mom’s doorstep, carefully holding the box in my hands, I remembered that according to Chinese superstition, my mom shouldn’t know Dad’s ashes are in the house. So, following tradition, I hurried to my father’s closet, slipped the box on the top shelf, sent three kisses to Dad, bowed three times and shut the door quietly behind me.
I still wonder where Dad has gone to, though. Has he already reunited with our other lost loved ones? And have they aged in the same way I have in the past 30 years? In the space of eternal life, is there a need for a fierce heart surgeon like my father? Is my dad in a place where hope exists? Can he see me? I wish someone could answer my questions, but I guess I have to wait and see for myself.
What I do have an answer for, or at least an opinion on, is how I can make my current life on Earth as everlasting as possible. No – I don’t have the secret potion to immortality. But I do have an attitude that allows me to live each day to its fullest capacity. Live Wright is about following this standard and learning how to do it with the most passion, creativity and love one can muster. And most importantly, it is about knowing how to Balance everything: how to create a viewpoint and stability between positive and negative, worries and confidence, contentment and dissatisfaction, complaints and appreciations, glass half full half empty. The list goes on.
Happy Father’s Day Dad.
I miss you.
But best thing I can do is to keep smiling and keep living, just like you said.