Sometimes I find it hard to tell people how I feel about them to their face. I think that’s why I’m so much more open on the Internet. I don’t tell my father often enough how much I appreciate him. I have a different relationship with him than with my mom; more subtle, more creative, less overtly revealing but in no way any less important or essential to how I am turning out as a person. I have written many of my eloquent thoughts about my father already here.
My dad is unconventional and opinionated – qualities I have too. He is creative, artistic and amazingly pitched – qualities I want to have. He is thoughtful, kind and wise – qualities I aspire to have.
Like many others, this song is about a boy. But unlike the others, this is one I love wholeheartedly.
Happy birthday, Daddy.