Is like a window in your heart
Everybody sees you’re blown apart
Everybody sees the wind blow”
-lyrics from Graceland / Paul Simon
My father- my dad, passed away peacefully yesterday morning at the age of 90. It feels a bit weird to announce something so deeply personal here. But, this loss felt too big for me not to honor it.
Years ago, when I first started this blog, my dad (at the age of 80) was one of my first loyal readers. I remember seeing his photo in my Google reader follower count and getting such a kick out of how up to date he was with technology. I think he got a kick out the fact that I was finally getting back to my “design roots” – he was a graphic designer and an art director, back in the “Mad Men“ days of advertising.
Anyway, I don’t tend to get too personal with stuff here. I like to keep it mostly, if not all – design and style related. NOT because I’m trying to fool anyone into thinking my life is picture perfect. Rather, it’s because talking about aesthetics and fashion, interior design, etc. can be such a great distraction from most of life’s challenges. At least it is for me. Which, at the end of the day is why I’ll probably be back to regular blogging and social media sooner than later. I’m going to need this…