Portfolio of Life


Monday, 1 July 2013: Three Months Old.

Today, like every day, I watched Ayla absorb the world around her – sights, sounds, smells, touch – like her senses were building a portfolio of life and storing it away for her future.

Ayla’s learning faces, voices and types of cuddles. She’s learning what she wants and she’s learning how to ask for it. She’s learning the difference between inside and outside, the car and the pram, bedtime and morning.

It’s amazing, watching her fascination with things that to us are so common, insignificant and undervalued.

I wonder if, for her, its like waking up in a new fairy tale every morning, so full of wonder and beauty. And I’m curious to know when (and why) we stop seeing the world that way.