Because my parents had me so late, my dad was essentially retired when I was growing up.
But for my ambitious, driven father, he wasn’t retired at all, just working on his next career.
Being an artist.
I have so many memories of him listening to opera, sketching, painting, sculpting.
Although he doesn’t paint anymore, he still sees. He still has the artistic impulse.
He was admiring the sunset, saying that he could make a ‘whole series’ of paintings around those wonderful colors…
The urge is still there, even if the physical ability is not.