Anyway, I must have really been missing Daddy in a bad way because I saw this man in one of the aisles of the grocery store and for a full minute, I seriously thought he was my dad. I had not seen Daddy in over a year and he had a full beard and just shy of his shoulder length hair when I saw him last. Keep in mind this was still the 70's. I shouted Daddy and of course the stranger kept walking. I followed him down the next aisle and walked right up to him and said Dad. The poor guy looked at me like I was crazy and then I muttered " oh sorry- I thought you were my dad" then turned around and ran off. I started crying and cried the whole time I paid for the items in line and cried all the way home. I didn't want my mom mad at me for crying which not sure why she would be so I lied and told her a bug flew in my eyes and made them water. It didn't matter that I actually thought daddy could be in my town , in my state, in my grocery store without telling me. In those minutes, everything seemed logical. Shaking my head now.
Sometimes I think back and realize that Divorce can leave tiny little hooks in you here and there. When you get snagged on one of those hooks you remember that life can fray like those ends of a shirt that you yank meaning to pull off but instead if unravels and makes the string 3 times as long and damage to the shirt.
A song that takes me back to this moment is by Ringo Starr ( of the Beatles) when he did his solo work. The song is about a man in love with a woman but it was popular when i was young and it still makes me think of that memory of missing Daddy.