With Child-like Simplicity
The most wonderful person I ever knew, and one of the greatest influences on my life taught me one thing (well, one of many): to always enjoy the simple things in life no matter the circumstances, to take each day for what it is, and to live with a child-like simplicity. That person was my father. My father died from cancer in 2008, but through every battle and every trial of illness, he still lived and breathed this motto. My collection of haiku is thus quite influenced by my father, his memory and the lessons he taught me. I hope that in sharing these haiku, I can offer someone a moment of breathing in the simple things.