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a rose-leaf soft creature
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a rose-leaf soft creature

Babies are soft. Anyone looking at them can see the tender, fragile skin and know it for the rose-leaf softness that invites a finger’s touch. But when you live with them and love them, you feel the softness going inward, the round-cheeked flesh wobbly as custard, the boneless splay of the tiny hands. Their joints are melted rubber, and even when you kiss them hard, in the passion of loving their existence, your lips sink down and seem never to find bone. Holding them against you, they melt and mold, as though they might at any moment flow back into your body.
~ Diana Gabaldon, Dragonfly in Amber

From the tops of their fuzzy, downy-soft hair, to their rose-bud lips to their delightful toes, one can’t help but love these squishy, soft creatures. Perhaps they were designed to be this way so we could forgive the crying, the endless drool, the “Good Lord, what crawled up inside of you and died?” poopy diapers and the exhaustion.

It’s been a tough week being Fallon as she had her 4 month immunizations and was rightfully grumpy and rather pissed off. But it was and is all so easy to forgive as I cuddled her and kissed her squishy, soft goodness.

This week’s Focus 52 assignment was Pastels. Sorting through the shots I took this week I was always drawn back to the soft, pink goodness that was Fallon. Be sure to check out the pastels over at Jan’s place.

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