This is a portrait of my dad about a month before he died due to complications with his liver in 2006. I drew this image in pencil for my step mother but she also recently passed away and no one seems to know where the drawing went. I hope we can find it someday.
There's something in this image that really moves me. My dad was a very lonely and sad man after my mom passed away when I was young. There were a lot of wonderful and happy things in his life, but also a lot of sorrow and tragedy. My mother was the absolute love of his life and I think the day she died, most of him died too. When he found out that he had liver cancer, he chose to not treat it; essentially, he chose to die. In this image I can see the long, sad trials in his eyes but he smiles, as he always tried to for us.
He used to tell me I was "the best thing he ever did with his life." :')
I don't know if there's an afterlife. My dad and I used to talk a lot about what comes next. He wasn't religious, but he was a spiritualist. He believed he would be seeing my mother again soon. He told me, "If I die and there's nothing at all after this, I want at least 30 seconds to be really pissed off!" ^__^;
His biggest regret was that he wouldn't get to see the end of the re-imaged Battlestar Galactica.
I hope they are together now. I miss them both tremendously.
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