“Dad, that’s a good one.”
Whenever my dad tells a joke he is the first one to laugh. And, it’s not just an ordinary chuckle. It’s a burst of joy that comes from deep within. The thing is I’m sure that he’s told this joke a hundred times before he relayed it to me on the phone this morning. I laugh at his laughter and his straightforward sense of humor.
“Barak ata Adonai”, he says.
“Did you write that one yourself?” I ask after a prolonged period of laughter.
I say it again, “It’s a good one Pop. I pray he turns out to be the blessing everyone hopes he will be.”