Sunday, September 11, 2005

Reflection Of A Happy Baby

Reflecting Nyssa (Click on picture for larger view) Posted by Picasa
"Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray; nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared." ~ Jane Porter
Babies love mirrors; in this they are a lot like kittens. They both stare at their reflection with wonder; "Who is that in there?" The kitten arches his back, prances on tippy toes and bares his teeth to hiss at the mystery creature; to his surprise, the little animal hisses back and matches his every move. Babies seem to know that another baby is there. They kiss the baby in the mirror, smile and coo; sometimes waving arms and hands wildly with excitement. Before they develop their individual "sense of self", this baby in the mirror can be their playmate; someone to learn from; someone to share with.

Submission for Moody Monday topic "reflecting".
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