June 15, 2012

Father and Child Reunion

Father's Day is around the corner.  My Dad swam in a sea of estrogen.  By that I mean, he had daughters and no sons.  But I don't feel sorry for him not to have had a son; sure to carry on the family name, I think that's one of those goals, but it's not a guarantee in life.  It would have been great to have a brother, though.

Daddy showed me how to hold and use tools, do some lightweight maintenance on my cars, explained some important things he wanted me to know, too.   He had a lot of responsibility when he was a child, and that burden was omnipresent.  I learned from observing the unspoken.

This aceo captures a little bit of the fire of the relationship, it's not tight, clear, and focused, and there is a gap, a threshold of sorts. There's some shine and hardness and a darkness to overcome.  Fire and light.

It's not finished, perhaps it's the text, "Father and Son" that's prolonging the completion.   My Dad died before he had a chance to see the big changes in his children's lives.  I'm writing this on the 19th anniversary of his passing, but scheduled for a later posting.  You might say he died young, and many people do, our  reunions will come someday.

Do you have that special connection in retrospect of your Dad, whether he's alive or passed on?


✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Gloria,

I love the colors you used and the added paper. Very cool Art!

I learned how to do all the repairs in my home. My dad taught me everything I know. :)


Lucy said...

Wow, I love it and I love your line, "I learned from observing the unspoken."

I am blessed to still have my father here teaching me.

AntiquityTravelers said...

Lovely - as always. I have 2 brothers, and a sister ... but I was always close to my Dad. He did teach me many things, and I joke with my husband that when I met him I had a toolbox at least double in size! and knew how to use every tool in the box! My father owned houses and I helped with repairs and painting ... so learned at an early age how to 'tinker' with things. Seems to have 'done me just fine' as I still love to tinker, and there isn't much I won't at least give a go at! Happy Father's Day Dad!

New End Studio said...

Thanks, Dee! Your handiworks are a testament to your Dad, so cool ♥

Thanks, Lucy! Your relationship with your Dad is inspiring, I'm glad he's still around to love and inspire your kids, too. ♥

Thanks Cynthia! That's so visual, your toolbox was bigger than your husband's. :) The tinkering keeps us going, doesn't it? ♥

Happy Father's Day to all of your Dads ♥

Magic Love Crow said...

Gloria, what a beautiful post for your father and very meaningful aceo! I am sorry your father died young. I think I have to say, that my special relationship, comes with my grandpa, (my mother's dad). He was very close to nature, loved carving wood, loved to smile and laugh ;o) Hugs ;o)

Linda said...

My Dad taught me many things in life. This December will be the 39th anniversary of his passing. I am so glad that he is still in my many memories. I miss him so very much.

I love your atc..very nice work. Thank you for sharing.

New End Studio said...

Thanks, Stacy! I remember your posts about your grandpa, very beautiful relationship and lasting memories for you and your mom. Thanks again ♥

Thanks, Linda! 39 years is a long time and you missing him is a wonderful testament and connection, love is everlasting. Thanks so much for sharing ♥

Evelyn said...

I lost my dad 23 years ago and sometimes it feels like it was only yesterday. I miss him so very much, just to hear his voice or to hear him tell me things would be OK. Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays.

New End Studio said...

Thanks, Evelyn for hosting and stopping by. I know what you mean about missing them. Remembering the voices helps me, if only a little bit.

Paula J said...

What a lovely story Gloria! My husbands the same with our only daughter together. She knows how to do all kinds of things girls aren't always taught.


New End Studio said...

Thanks, Paula! I enjoyed seeing her fishing prowess, something her Dad taught her ♥