© 2012 Chris Armytage™ Fine Art Photography, Daylesford, Victoria, Australia.
When you grow up you are going to be strong and sensitive and caring and loving and tall and handsome too. I know this because so are your grandfather and your father.
You will probably be a terrible dancer and have no sense of rythm, unless you take after your mother, in which case you may sing like an angel, dance like Fred Astaire and probably have a brilliant stage career!
I know you will have the strength to cope with whatever life sends you, and it will not always be what you want or what makes you happy. But you will cope, as your father and grandfather did before you.
Tread softly on this earth dear grandson of my heart and it will repay you with all you need. Treat others with kindness – I know you will. Seek only your just rewards and be happy with what life sends you, for that is what you need to learn.
Above all, be true to yourself, take joy in the good fortune of others, and know that you are loved.© Chris Armytage, September 2012.
- written for our grandson Leo
Artist’s Universe, 4 October 2012
Photograph taken with a Panasonic FZ, manipulated and layered with several of my own textures and one from JoesSistah in Photoshop CS3.