The 52 Project: 36/52

'A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week in 2014.'

(This post is a little late, due to a very busy weekend, which left little time for blogging.)

Dear Ruby,
There's a saying that goes, 'a picture speaks a thousand words', and this is so often true. Yet it is also the case that sometimes the stories behind photos add a lot more to them. What you can't tell from looking at this photo is that you had not been particularly happy - you were full of cold, teething, learning how to stand up, and just generally finding life a little difficult. You love the guitar, and so I suggested to Daddy that he could play to you. Your expressions and articulations switched between despair and delight as he played, and eventually you calmed down. I love the way you are so involved in what's happening here, Ruby. Your new found independence in being able to pull yourself up to standing is such a joy to see - you can get to where you want to be so much more easily. And in this moment, you wanted to be right where the sound was coming from, involved in the strumming, watching Daddy so intently. We love you.
Yours forever,
Mama xxx