a little too many tears of joy

Fathers day.

I give my dad a gift card in the exact amount after tax that the cd he wanted was(I couldnt find it). I give him a sweet card that i hand wrote my favorite memories in. I pull the very small box out of my back pocket and hand it to him.

"whats this?"
"its your other gift"

He opened it, stood up, gave me a great big hug and cried. flushed cheeks streaming tears cried. My grown father. I then explained that the nose ring had been out of my nasal septum and in that box for weeks. Over a month. He couldn't believe it. He was in shock.

Then we went to sushi and ate as much eel as we could fit into our bellies. Such a good day.