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Denis Faye

Denis Faye
Redondo Beach, California, USA
April 27
I'm a screenwriter, comic book writer, journalist and dad living a hellish existence in Redondo Beach, California. My blog, www.easyfiend.com, has a small, passionate and occasionally stress-inducing cult following. I have the magical ability to do the wrong thing in almost any situation. Come on in and enjoy the magic.


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SEPTEMBER 14, 2009 10:25AM

An ending and a beginning

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I like to tell anecdotes when I write on Easy Fiend -- tales that flow through a beginning, middle and end. But I haven't written much lately because I haven't been seeing the poetry that flows through life that allows me to turn it into stories; I've just been living. Not that it's a bad thing. Some parts are great, particularly the ever-deepening relationship with my daughter. Last night, we walked to the beach to watch the weird algae blooms that have turned Redondo's coast bright green and it was one of the most tranquil, happy nights of my life. But it was part of a new-found existential groove I'm in, the moral of which escapes me, so I have no wise or clever tales for you right now.

That said, today is both my daughter's birthday and the day my divorce is official. I do see the irony in that. I have a tiny, gold baptism bracelet with my name etched in it that my daughter liked to wear until she outgrew it. I plan to sell my wedding ring and use the gold to add links to the bracelet, so she can continue to wear a part of me through whatever life hands her.

Okay, so maybe I do still see a little poetry from time to time.

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Well, what a strange day this must be for you. I love your idea of selling the wedding ring and using it to add links to your daughter's bracelet. You and her mother will always be intertwined because of her. I wish you all the best today.
Turning your wedding ring into links for her bracelet IS poetry. Good luck to you!
...I remember the feeling. My daughter gave me a bouquet of hand-gathered flowers because her Dad and I were getting 'unmarried.' All these years later, I'm still simply flattened by that gesture. Your daughter is very fortunate to have you.
oh Denis,

you turn sap into gold. more gold!