My father usually agreed with her requests, because stamped in his two-footed stance and jaw was the

My father usually agreed with her requests, because stamped in …

My father usually agreed with her requests, because stamped in his two-footed stance and jaw was the word Provider, and he loved her the way a bird-watcher’s heart leaps when he hears the call of the roseate spoonbill, a fluffy pink wader, calling its lilting coo-coo from the mangroves.

Aimee Bender