the lad, the dad and the patriarch

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I have been spending a lot of my holiday in a kind of extended meditation and this image has been brewing in my head for a week. This is a celebration of the lad – my youngest son (7) the dad – myself (46) and the patriach – my dad (86).

I have been reading recently that we need to have all three in ourselves to keep a balance as men. I hope this image carries that off.

Andrew and I got a merc in 2006 and its a boy toy (SLK350) and its a great toy just like the dodgems that our son and i were having fun on in this image, but once you get over the boy bit, i have discovered is that it is just a car. we have a beat up old mondeo (running on 3 cylinders) as well and i am as happy for that to take me from A to B as long as B isnt too far because i would hate to break down and not know what to do under the bonnet to get me moving again lol. The image of my dad was taken on xmas day 2008 and is kind of a painful reminder too, alzheimer’s has advanced to the point where he didnt know he was in the family home and when we took him back to the care facility where he lives now, he asked if we all knew each other. That was really hard to hear.

The cycle of life…

christopher xx

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