The artistry of Gaudi is timeless. It’s as fresh and new today as it was over 100 years ago. Timelessness is also something young Jack Hibbler found out about his dad, Ben, back in 1987. Ben died the day before his 60th birthday.
To this day … Jack STILL wonders.
From an original short story of mine, here is the Late Early Bloomer.
Ben Hibbler, Jr., my Pop, died on September 12, 1987 and told me I shouldn’t have been born. I didn’t know how right he was until that fateful day I read his diary.
I went up to the attic, found his typewriter and the notebook where he put his secret writings. Leafing through the Underwood typefaces, the pages getting yellower towards the back, I noticed the oldest page printed in a different, fancy typeface.
Attached was a newspaper clipping with his birthdate on it. I laid it beside today’s morning newspaper. Both read: “Benjamin Hibbler, Jr., born September 13th, 1987 …”