I have been thinking about the title “Starting again ,or New life “and there are a few questions about that very notion .There is no such ambiguity about babies At the moment of birth a baby just IS.It is only later that he or she may be endowed with the doubts and worries,expectations and beliefs of our own existence
Hello Baby I saw you this morning on the screen Right arm flailing about your head Tadpole body wriggling in space I couldn’t see your face Baby -Hello . Uninvited,unheralded,unplanned,unplaced Not mine; Yet the force of your existence casts a skein over my life Is already changing my direction Already changing my perception Altering my reality Forcing me to question. You’re coming into all our lives But let’s not make you the arbitrator of meaning Lets celebrate your existence Not hang our lives on it and wear you down With the weight of our longings. I love you. I’ll beat a drum for you I’ll weave a dance for you Sing a song for you Until you sing your own.