Yesterday would have been my dad's 90th birthday. I called my brother and we talked about getting signs or dream visits on auspicious occasions such as this. Jeff happened to be just beginning a renovation on dad's aluminum trailer parked for many decades now on his property. I reminded him that it was called the 'Zenith' and we spoke of a long ago favorite photo of Dad and I in front of the trailer. "Oh, I have that framed upstairs in my office", I said. We talked more about dad's nature, and Jeff made the comment "He was very Zen". I had never really thought of Dad in that context, but it is true. He lived fully in the present moment, more than anyone I have ever known. Ok, now here's the 'sign' I am talking about. Still on the phone with Jeff, I went up into my office to look again at the photo and got a good dose of goose bumps. When I framed that photo a couple of years ago, I had to crop it in such away that the only 3 letters visible for the Zenith trailer logo is: ZEN
Never noticed it until now and we both knew dad was present.
Photo credit: Jeff Hinich