THE NARRATIVE ARC

My Father Taught Me the Joy of Simple Pleasures

It doesn’t take much to have a fantastic day

Christine Schoenwald
Published in
5 min readApr 12, 2024

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A father and daughter silently comforting each other.
Photo by Pavel Danilyuk: https://www.pexels.com

My dad and I are standing on a crowded bus weaving its way through San Jose traffic. As the bus passes O’Connor Hospital, where I was born, my dad turns toward the window and salutes.

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Christine Schoenwald
The Narrative Arc

Writer for The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Next Avenue, Business Insider, and Your Tango Christineschoenwaldwriter.com