Monday, January 23, 2012

Niki says

that what she loves most about me is my neck. Seeing this painting for real, in NYC, I broke down in tears because of the love loaded impact it had in real life.

I think this illustrates why Niki loves my neck. Why any child loves a parent's neck above all. It is a remnant of that early baby closeness, before there are words. We don't have that anymore, yet we kind of do. When I put her to bed, when we turn out the lights, when we lie next to each other, waiting for sleep to sail away with her, there are a few moments when the feeling is exactly this, and her little arm is slung around my neck.

To be a mother. I love it so.


  1. I would like to love this many times over, but blogger will only let me do it once.

  2. This post actually made me tear up. I love it.

  3. Emi, det är det här jag pratar om. Hur fantastiskt du skriver, människa.

  4. That's beautiful. I hope to have kids one day and experience something similar.


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