Tuesday, July 30, 2013

It's Peach Season

"I guess you want to talk to your mother," dad says as soon as he picks up the phone. It's his way of avoiding talking to me, a little, and using a joke to diffuse the tension he probably feels, since I'm pretty sure my mom's tests didn't go so well.

I make him stay on the phone for a few minutes more, get him talking a little, let him know I'm onto him, help him forget he's worried.

"Peach iced-tea, peaches and cream, peach cobbler," he finishes after he's loosened up a bit, "and I realized: peach is actually my favorite fruit."

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