Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Beauty

A snowfall last night, a woman in labor. Deciding it wasn't an emergency, heading out into a world double-whitened by snow and sun at 8am. A baby born just past noon, pirouetting her way into the world, gracing my hands for the briefest moment before her mother caught her up to her chest. A family's joyous tears, a loved baby nestling on her father's naked chest, entirely content. The stirring of a longing for another of my own.

Beauty, beauty everywhere.

4 comments:

Aimee said...

Happy Baby Catching! 17 years ago today my own baby came into the world...

Niki said...

Congratulations Aimee! Wish him a happy birthday from me!

*d* said...

Niki you made me misty. Beautiful. LOL at Toddlerness, I like that cut, actually. And I hope SMS gets their butts in gear for you.

~L~ said...

Such a nice entry!