A beautiful short film about family, legacy, and art
I've been sick this week. My son, Teddy, is confused by my bummer mood. He thinks I'm just sad. He keeps hugging me and saying "I love you more than my heart." The guy's is a master manipulator but I think he's being genuine here. He even showed me the difference with his hands. It's more.
So, that's helping, and so's this wonderful video. It's a short peek into the life of artist, illustrator, author, and dad, Oliver Jeffers (of The Day the Crayons Quit, This Moose Belongs to Me). There are so many things to love about it: descriptions of his mother, who suffered from MS but managed to stay positive and loving throughout his childhood, thoughts about being a father and the concept of having a "legacy", and beautiful clips of Jeffers growing up in Belfast, reading to his son, and working in his studio. Watch it here:
Good right? Jeffers' newest book, Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth, is out November 14th.
OK, enjoy and goodnight!