lost and found

This is a photo I found on the sidewalk, blowing around on a Philadelphia street.  I taped it into one of my sketchbooks.  Seems like such a perfect family vacation portrait.  Proud dad with a camera, smiling mom and yet mysteriously covered over child.  I imagine that child is fully grown by now, living in a world that seems so much more cynical now.  Maybe that's just my wistful impression.