I'm thinking a lot about my dads life now. He did a lot of stuff. He worked hard in some areas and he achieved a lot. I have learned more about him over the past couple of weeks and some things about my mother too. I wish he was still here and I had a chance to ask him some questions. None of these questions would have been life changing but it would have been good to have talked more.
We often don't talk enough in life. It's often down to personality. Sometimes people can talk too much and share too much. Like most things you want to get somewhere in between.
There are many viewpoints on a life. Many people have different opinions on how things have been and on how events happened. In truth we are all unreliable narrators thinking we are movie stars when we are really just bit part players in the world. We pick our own truths. That's probably OK when you are remembering your dad but maybe a bit less OK if you are the president of the USA.
We've done most of what we need to do to prepare for the funeral. Hopefully we will give him a good send off.