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Two Fathers and a Wedding

Mary Katharine Ham on power-gardening
Jun 27, 2011

There is an apple tree in my parents’ backyard. Its bark is blackened, limbs reaching unevenly and feebly into the sky. If an art-house filmmaker needed a metaphor for resilience in a war-ravaged country, he would choose this tree. It looks like it’s growing in spite of something, straining against some great force.

That great force is my father.

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