Tribute to My Father

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A number of h2g2ers have lost loved ones recently. In addition to offering them our love and support, we at smiley - thepost feel privileged to be able to share their tributes. Memories like this are gifts to us all. Thanks to cactuscafe for sharing them.

Tribute to My Father

Hey Dad:

A plant with a series of Fibonacci numbers

You were a magic lantern-light guiding me through the chaotic and precarious wonder of my childhood world.

You were my artistic inspiration. You showed me how to draw beetles with a biro.

Around you, the world was a place of mystery and enchantment.

Your conversation was wide-ranging, from the Cosmic-Christ to Charlie Chaplin, from Carl Jung to broad-beans. From theology, via ecology, to cosmology.

A few days before you died, I told you that when I was about seven, I saw the pattern of the entire universe in the centre of a tulip in your garden. You said you never knew that. I am glad I told you.

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