Sunday, 20 June 2010

Happy Fathers' Day

Homer once said, "It is a wise child that knows his own father." Shakespeare once replied, "It is a wise father that knows his own child." I have spent twenty seven years both knowing and getting to know my own father, and the simple yet truthful fact of the matter is this:

I am lucky. Thank you, Dad.

Niamh and Cyril Cusack (actors) by Mark Tillie, 1986. Courtesy of National Portrait Gallery.

2 comments:

  1. Relationships with fathers can be quite tricky, they are often not as straighforward as with mothers... but I think I've worked mine out and I feel very lucky to be my father's daughter too.

    I love that photo, it says it all.

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  2. Interesting thought Polly; I guess it's down to personal experience, as I would have to say that the relationship I have with my Dad is much more straightforward than with my Mum. And I don't mean that in a bad way at all, if that makes sense. It's really interesting to see how people feel differently about it.

    The photo is great. I really struggled finding any art to do with fathers and daughters, believe it or not!

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