The Velawesomeraptor Himself (clayrobeson) wrote,
The Velawesomeraptor Himself
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Ode to My Pa

All of my faults, I attribute to dad.  My moodiness, my short temper, my taking things too personally.  Those days when I feel like the whole world is out to get me and me alone.  "Maybe I'm just like my father.  He's never satisfied..." That sort of stuff.

But when I look at my hands and what they make, and when I look at my eyes and see what they capture, and when I look at my heart and feel its passion, I know I only have him to blame for all that as well.  The act of creation is an addiction for me, and it's because I learned to make it that way from him.  I learned never to be afraid of trying something new.  I learned that no, you can't make chicken soup out of chicken shit, but you can come up with a damn good approximation if you try hard enough.  I learned that there is magic under the stage lights.  I learned that there is magic through the camera lens.  I learned that there is magic in my hands, if I only try hard enough to make something.

I don't say this often enough to him, but no matter how crazy he drives me, my dad is, and will forever be, my hero.  He is amazing, and an inspiration, and that's all there is to it.

I wish that everyone in the world could have a dad like mine.  If they did, it would be a much, much better place.

me
I love you daddy
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