A year ago I was wrapping presents for my Dad’s birthday. He was easy to please. His favourite aftershave (the one with the ship on the bottle) and some other small items would do.
Then the Coronavirus arrived.
Two months later (the first peak) I was wearing PPE and saying goodbye to him.
The one thing I regret not doing was recording his voice.
There are photographs. There is even that unopened aftershave. What I didn’t get around to doing was recording one of his anecdotes about his life in the Caribbean. Even a familiar story about life in London would do. there was always going to be the chance to do it tomorrow.
Until there was no tomorrow.