Monday, September 19, 2011

livia is teaching us patience; so often i'm failing

livia's head is harder than mine, and mine is taurean hard. with time-limits of places to go and places to be, livia's sitting on the ground or pretending not to hear our "let's go!" pleas- can be ultimately frustrating. i am in no way under the illusion that we are alone. children are supposed to test their wills, and with that, the clarity, patience, creativity and perseverance (or lack therof ) of good-willed parents.

of course i will never know what attributes can be connected to down syndrome... though it seems stubbornness is a shared one. being an aries probably doesn't help the situation either.

i love livia's feistiness. i hope i can keep up with her lessons about patience while still being a guiding light as i am supposed to be.

(these pictures are by a friend, yves maurer, who spontaneously invited livia to a quick photo shoot one evening when we met in town. they speak a thousand, feisty words, i'd say.)