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  • Writer's pictureStuart Sheldon

Are You Happy, Daddy?

We Can't Be Too Bold, acrylic and Chinese funeral paper on paper, 12"x12", 2002

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!!!!!!

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