Daughter: Santa comes down the chimney? Me: Yup. Daughter: You left the fire burning all night. Me: Yup. (Silence. Slight breeze. A crow circles in the distance.)
Some might call this creation a masterpiece, but to me it’s just well hung art to be shared with the world.
I may have three older brothers, but only one Jeff. You were the first friend I ever had. If there was ever a fire and I had to choose a family member to save, obviously it’d be me. But if I had time to save one more... and I knew it was safe to re-enter the burning building, you can be damn sure I’d call the fire department. They’re experts in the field and have top quality safety gear. Not to mention experience in these matters. I love you. Happy Birthday.🎂