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The Declination of Fatherhood

Family Portrait 2015

Acrylic on wood, 32" x 48"

By Bobby Padilla

I'd like to think I've done right by my sons, but who knows? My opinion doesn't really count. So, I guess it's safe to say the jury is still out? I mean what really determines a "successful father"? I wouldn't know. I never had a Dad as a measuring stick or example to which I could compare and contrast. Thus, my perspective is skewed. I'm not fishing for sympathy or pity, that's not the point. I guess as parents we ask open ended questions to the universe hoping that by chance we might get some sort of ethereal affirmation. If only, right?

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