“The Orphan’s Father” is a story, a dream, a vision. It is an honest stack of imagery about hope and coping. It is a collection of thoughts and fears and abandonment. What it isn’t, is a straightforward, “classic” read with a clear sequence of events lined up to please the brain. Instead, it was written to be felt, seen and lived. Leo Brown is a lonely, middle-aged man who tries to survive by escaping into the past, and by seeking approval from the ones who once mattered; but after all, he is just a man, like millions of his kind: a wrinkled, faded, red balloon, that was left to shrink in a corner of his youth.