“My Father’s Cabin”
Even great empires fall apart. That was the case of McNair’s father. A strong robust man who seem weakened after a serious surgery, a coronary. An old businessman who dedicated his life to his family, his job, and his fields. In this essay, the writer gives some samples of how the story relates to one in real life. With his vivid details, transports the reader to the place he wants them to see.
First of all, McNair talks about the process of his father’s recovery after the operation. Describes in a delicate way the physical scars his father had in his body. How with time, even the deepest wounds healed and his sutured chest closed. The short time it took him to be back on his feet. To try to be that robust man he once was.
Next, McNair writes about an old cabin. Such cabin gives his father hope, and reignites a lost emotion. Describes how no matter where the cabin was and the conditions it was found, he wanted to restore it, at the same time his father was also being restored emotionally. After the long hours of work, it paid off because that cabin reflected a living image, so was his father’s life. He had just found a purpose to live again.
Concluding, “My Father’s Cabin” by Charles McNair describes how events like this one may be present in our own lives. Either with a cabin, with an old convertible, with a hidden prairie, we all may get the same feeling and re encounter happiness. Not for the material value, but for all the memories that will re-incarnate inside of us. Maybe one day McNair will get to that age, perhaps he will want to find his own old cabin to remember his father.