Sunday, June 21, 2009

Rock a Bye Baby


The randomest, most distant memory just came back to me this evening. I don't know what brought it to mind. I can't even recall the last time I thought about it. But today I remembered it like I was there. I remembered being a little girl, almost three years old, sitting on the edge of my bed with my mother on one side and my younger brother on the other, all three of us clustered together like little birds. I remember the softly glowing night light, and how big my mother's stomach was, and I remember how quiet it was as we all sang "Rock a Bye Baby" to the little baby growing inside her. Even years later, as a little boy, "Rock a Bye Baby" was one of his favorite songs. And even then I wondered if our singing was why.

4 comments:

Zarna said...

great blog!

-zarna
http://zarnasrunway.blogspot.com

a mouse said...

oooh the comment you left
just reminded me of the sea-wee's!
do you remember
those? they were little mermaids
in a sponge lily-pad that
you were supposed to play
with in the bath..
ah! gotta look
on ebay right now :)
MERMAID
xoxo

a mouse said...

*thanks pretty star*
*cheered up* :)

Suzannah said...

what a beautiful picture and lovely blog <3