Not Dark Yet

To all the ships at sea,

Everybody knows I’m 29 years old… thank god math is not my forte.  Saw Dylan in the day, he was great then, and he’s still great.  Here’s a lyric that just blows me away, it just fits 20515, “Sometimes my burden seems more than I can bear.  It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there.  I was born here and I’ll die here against my will.  I know it looks like I’m moving, but I’m standing still.”

©Joe DiMaggio

©Joe DiMaggio

Happy Birthday Joseph

Joseph DiMaggio III © Joe DiMaggio

Joseph DiMaggio III © Joe DiMaggio

 

To My Son Joseph,

Love and respect should be given to people when they are alive not dead.  I swear, on all that’s holy, that I have loved you, and your two brothers every day of my life.  I pray for all of my family every day.  There are no words to tell anyone how I feel.  I take full responsibility for everything I have done in my life; the good and the bad.  I pray to God that I am forgiven for whatever sins I’ve committed to you and your family. I guess it’s too little too late.  I will continue to love you for as long as I’m on this earth.  Again, too little, too late.

We traveled down the road for a long time together and then something happened. We stopped traveling together but I never stopped loving you – too little, too late.  I pray you’re in heaven and that you are happy.  All I wanted for my children was health and happiness – again too little, too late.

I’m sorry – too little, too late.        Your Dad

My Son Joseph © Joe DiMaggio

Joseph DiMaggio III © Joe DiMaggio

© Joseph & Dylan DiMaggio

© Joseph & Dylan DiMaggio © Joe DiMaggio