Few things compare to the support of a loving family. Unfortunately, we live in a time when divorce and separation have never been more prevalent, with approximately 40-50% of marriages in the United States ending in divorce. (source)
Being a child to separated parents myself, I understand the hardship that accompanies such familial divisions. Even though at my current age I am happy that parents had the courage to part ways, it certainly took a toll on me when it was happening, particularly during my teenage years, and it continues to impact who I am both in and out of my own relationships.
However, one thing that I am extremely grateful for is the fact that I have been able to maintain a strong relationship with each of my parents — something that I feel these Instagram images by soosh perfectly reflect in a world where separation seems to be so prevalent.
These illustrations showcase some powerfully heartwarming moments between a loving father and his daughter. Even though I’m yet to be a father and certainly never will be a daughter, these images still speak to me of the importance of building strong relationships with our children, regardless of whether or not we have a partner until death do us part.
Here are some of the images featured, but be sure to check out the rest of soosh’s work through her Instagram. (Warning: some of the illustrations on her Instagram feature nudity.)
I’m not sure whether the artist’s intentions align with what I personally derived from his illustrations, but that is the beauty of art. It speaks to all of us in different ways, reflecting our own experiences back at us while also communicating something new.
How did these images speak to you? Whether you are a father, daughter, or neither, let me know your thoughts on these images via the comment section below.
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