Went for a hike today with my Dad & Keith. Have you ever been to “Malibu Creek State Park?” It’s unbelievably beautiful & happens to be one of the backdrops of my earliest days with Keith.
Dad hadn’t been there in many years & he was in heaven. So happy to be out, with the sun on his face, hiking up a mountain, kicking my butt as usual.
Along the way I stopped to catch my breath. He said “what are you? ok?”
I said “Yeah…I’m fine. Just tired.”
“Just who?”he asked. “Who is it what?”
“No what, Daddy. I’m good. How are you?”
He looked at me a little confused, “How are you is how am I??” he asked.
“Yes sir.”I said back. “How are you?”
He pondered this question for a moment and finally said, clear as a bell, “I don’t think I’ll know the answer to
that…until the end.”
And with a wink, he continued up the mountain.
I guess none of us will REALLY know how we are….until the end.