New in pink
Acrylic on birch panel
5 x 7 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014I had to paint this baby tonight. I'm not quite done,
but she captivated me as babies do. I was staring
at her sweet little blanket and T-shirt, and thinking
about what it's like before the baby arrives. We
used to walk past Sam's room with the crib in it,
and tell a doll who was a substitute for the soon-to-be
real boy, to be quiet and go to sleep.
Then the real baby is there wearing the clothes you
bought, sleeping in the furniture you picked out
and you are numb with the shock of what you've
done. A new human -- a whole life to help
encourage and nurture. Astounding courage is
required. But you look at a little baby and think
'Aw!' I wish the parents of this little girl a wonderful
time. I do think being a parent is one of the best
jobs on earth.
Have an enjoying-the-new day.