Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My father, Danny, age 29, and me, the first-born and only daughter.
Today's Dad's 78th birthday.
This picture is nearly 50 years old: I feel a strange combination of connection and remoteness when I look at these two ... but something in the gesture, in the way we're holding on to each other, strikes right to my heart.
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A Brush with Color said...

Oh, I agree--what a wonderful photo! Happiest of birthdays to your dad, Laura! Thanks for sharing this lovely image.

jgr said...

Yes, it is a great photo! Happy Bday to your Dad and many more! Your whole blog is wonderful, I am very inspired by your work-thank you for sharing.

cathyswatercolors said...

Hi Laura, Enjoy your dad's bday. What an adorable picture,such a handsome fellow. Clinging on to one another in anticipation of the journey.

Mineke Reinders said...

What a wonderful photo. Happy Birthday to your dad, happy memories, many happy returns. Hope your Chincoteague weekend was fun and rewarding.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laura,

What an incredibly handsome man your father was. If you didn't tell me this was an old photo, I'd think he was a young man today. This is such a contemporary look. And what a pretty baby you were.

It is a very touching photo. Happy Birthday to your father.

Take care,


Mark McC said...

I love this photo. It makes me happy and a bit wistful at the same time.

Why don't you try your hand at doing a watercolor of this photo?

Hope you had a good day with your father, and that your mini trip was fun ... and productive!

Sherry Pierce Thurner said...

Wonderful! It's so hard to believe that decades pass when the love you feel is so strong and the memories so persistent. Thanks for sharing, Laura.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Sweet photo.
I love your watercolors.

marnold said...

Lovely apple blossoms. This came up in the "older posts." We were both lucky to have good dads.