(The short story of an evolution)

Long before my grandpa died three years ago constellations in my family had shifted.
Women of three generations took on the roles of true leadership and care. My grandfather
was emotionally abusive, a textbook tyrant, who in his last years of existence completely
lost grip of his identity in a radically changing world.  Probably the most fascinating aspect
about him was that he never fully realized that it was the women in the family
who have always been a better man than he was. Now they have outlived him.

Grandpa, we are the loving and caring man you couldn’t be.

(2021)