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Hello little one, how fast you have grown over the last month! You may feel a chill on your head. That is because your grandma shaved your head a few days ago. It is a tradition, one of the many strange things big people do. Bald is cool. Don’t worry. Unlike grampa’s, your hair will grow back.


You are awake more hours now and are discovering what a wonderful world this is. What beautiful eyes you have; two piercing black deep pools of ebony. I have noticed how adoringly you look at your mummy when you are feeding at her breast. Yes, you are seeing your mummy; the one whom you sense when you are in the dark safe warm place before you are born. Now you see her; the big person who loves you unconditionally, feeds and cleans you and put up with all your tantrums.


Little one, there is a difference between seeing and looking. Many big people look but they do not see. It is sad but that is something they lose when they are growing up; the ability to see. Now they are so busy and have so many big people things to look at yet they still are not able to see clearly. One day, God willing, Grampa will try explain to you what it means “to see a World in a Grain of Sand, And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand, And Eternity in an hour.” Yawn. Sleep well, little one, may all your dreams be sweet.


Dear God,

Please help this little one to see and comprehend your greatness.





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