Are You Happy, Daddy?
Stuart Sheldon, We Can’t Be Too Bold, acrylic and typing on Chinese funeral paper on panel, 12″x12″, 2003
“Are u happy, Daddy?” my then-3-year-old, Kai, asked a while back. The mere question impressed me … this mother of all questions … make that father.
“I am happy,” I answered.
“Why?” Another superb question.
“Because I like my life.” Put it on my tombstone.
That was the entirety of our exchange. I asked Kai that question several times since, and his answer is always this: “Because I like my life.”
Hear this Universe … make that his answer every time!!!!!!