How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Storming the Beaches

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Another installment from my Instagram account, @CharlieCapen where I capture thoughts, and release them back into the ether of Instagram. But mainly, it’s a journal for my two boys. Typos are free of charge.

“Finn: Today we woke at 6:30am and drove to the beach to see what answers we could find. Just the two of us. We rolled up our pant-legs and taunted the sea. We called to dolphins. We danced in the whitewater. When you fell down, after a wave grabbed you by the ankles, you asked me if you were almost carried out to sea. I told you my grip was stronger than a jealous ocean in one word: ‘Never.'”

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4 Responses to “Storming the Beaches”

  1. RJ Licata says:

    I really enjoyed reading this. Succinct and poignant it obviously carries meaning much deeper than a simple trip to the beach. I’m not a regular Instagrammer, but I’m following you now. Well done.

  2. Christine Taylor says:

    When U Post Things Like This, It Makes My Mommy Heart Melt. Just Had A Similar Convo With My Son After A Couple Surprise Waves Rolled Him. One Day They Will Understand The Fierceness With Which We Love Them.

  3. Very nice. These are the moments.

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