Tuesday, May 21, 2013

taken hold

My oldest sister is almost eight months old in this photo, the same age as my tiny granddaughter. It is a truly wonderful age, so responsive and curious and bright.
My mother was the photographer and it is no surprise that the babies eyes are fixed firmly on her.
So are the eyes of my aunt, babe in arms.
But not my grandmother's.
Not my glowing grandmother.
She has managed to upstage the baby.
There she stands smiling, her eyes fastened upon her tiny grandchild, and I find my eyes stray to her in self-recognition.
In her hand she clutches a camera.
Adoration has taken hold.
I know just how she feels.

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