The Father I Never Had

by Elizabeth

Gregory Peck’s Atticus Finch was the imaginary father I turned to in times of doubt, fear, and the need for guidance. My own father died when I was only two. ┬áThat void remained a gaping hole in my heart until I saw the movie To Kill a Mockingbird as a young teenager. After that Atticus became my surrogate. To this day I show the movie or read the book every year to my students. Thank you. Thank you.