We were thrilled when my husband's granddaughter and her husband and their daughter arrived from Minnesota today. We've been looking forward to meeting the new baby and were happy that her parents took the time to come all the way to Silver City to see us. What an adventure to be traveling to new places every day, meeting new people, seeing different landscapes and experiencing different weather. It's all new to someone who has been on Earth less than a year. Not yet walking, she crawled at top speed toward our cat who came to see what all the fuss was about. Squealing in delight, "with her siren on" as her dad said, the little girl raced on all fours toward Oreo. Our cat was not amused. She disappeared in a cloud of fur and didn't return.
My friend and teacher, Ernest Holmes, wrote: "I believe there is no individual anything, really. There are only individualized expressions of the One, or That which is. Each of us is individualized and has something unique to express and to give to Life, something that is not exactly like the contribution of anyone else. If two things in nature were exactly alike, or if two people were alike, one of them would be superfluous." The instant I met my great-granddaughter, I fell in love with the soul that is being this unique, individual, character-self. Our eyes met and I knew that no matter what, we're family!