I posted this last year… but would like to share it again today. 25 years ago, my dad died, when I was 16. It seems forever ago and only yesterday all at the same time. Thinking of you dad, v, lynne and Karol, wherever you are. xxx
This is a sketch I did of my dad who died 25 years ago today – It feels like forever ago, a lifetime ago, I suppose it was.
My dad died unexpectedly from a heart attack in April 1990. He had been suffering from angina, but his death was still a huge shock to me and my family. I was only 16 when it happened and prior to his death, I had been too busy slamming doors and being a teenager to get to know him. I thought I knew everything about the world and in retrospect knew nothing and no-one.
This quote from Mark Twain, who was coincidentally one of Dad’s favourite writers, seems to sum up the arrogant state of mind of the teenage years.
“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly…
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