The evening after I posted my Election 2008 entry, my dad called and told me he'd read it. This was quite a surprise; he's got a severe computer phobia, and he can't type.
He took strenuous exception to my political choices, to the point of imploring me to change my mind. I declined.
My dad then proceeded to declare that my judgment is impaired. When he said that, I felt part of the bedrock of my life shift, and break.
How long does it take for something like this to heal?