I read this and wanted to write something in reply. I wanted to write a lot of things in reply and I’ve been turning it over in my mind all day. Stuck, on a thought. A question you might choose to answer, or not, but I’ll ask it anyway.
If your father had written this, about your mother — “the loser” — would it still ring true? And if this piece of yours does, dare we ask why, that is?
All the best, Joseph.