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.


  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.

  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!