Saturday, October 23, 2010

Rosebud Pajamas

The streets were loud in honor of the San Francisco Giants who won the game tonight that allows them to go to the World Series.

Mabel Watson Payne is thoroughly accustomed to noisy streets outside her urban windows and paid no special attention to the Giants commotion.

She enjoyed an ordinary evening, spent mainly in exercising a growing curiosity about her surroundings.

All of us with chances to share the space she inhabits know enough to be grateful for the tender patience of her gaze.

And grateful for the incomparable sight of Mabel Watson Payne in her rosebud pajamas.

At diaper-changing time, shortly after these pictures were taken, she consented to converse for several minutes in her own magical language, brought over with her from the parallel universe where babies originate.