As they walked away after a satisfying hour long chat about this, that, and more, he grabbed a small cookie on their way out. A sweet tooth, she remembered. And she thought to herself that she once knew someone who had a sweet tooth too. The conversations were also just an engaging and fun, and her respect for him, was just as much, or perhaps even more. He also walked fast and she had to catch up to him. He also reminded her of her true potential. He also nudged her to claim her space in this world. He too expected way more from her than she could ever deliver. He was her father.
These days she has learnt to be happy knowing that while her father can’t be with her. She is surrounded by people who care, whom she cares about. Who also enjoy a fast walk, and who have a very sweet tooth.