Saturday, May 15, 2010

AWAKENING


I wonder what visions fill Landon's infant head while he sleeps, what imaginings cause him to stir and make these soft, murmuring sounds. Swaddled securely in his flannel blanket, he seems to dream--as if he sees things that move him to action.

But how is this possible? Newborns' film-covered eyes see almost nothing and he's barely opened them in his first few days. Perhaps he doesn't see as we do when we dream, but merely feels. The memory of the struggle from womb to world may be what moves him. I prefer to think that he dreams of a faraway home made of stardust where he lived in happy oblivion as he makes the transition from there to here.

As in William Wordsworth's mystic words...

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:
The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting,
And cometh from afar:
Not in entire forgetfulness,
And not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come
From God, who is our home:
Heaven lies about us in our infancy!

Ode. Intimations of Immortality (1807) st. 5

18 comments:

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I've missed so many of your beautiful posts while self involved in life. I hope to catch up as best I can.

I don't want to think of Landon struggling. Not yet.

Shellbelle said...

Is there anything sweeter than the face of a newborn? Your words were beautiful and captures those feelings that new mothers must have as they gaze upon their sleeping child. Lovely post.

Helen Young said...

Beautiful baby! So peaceful...

Pooch Morning Glory said...

all the best to you little one~
~laura x

Ron said...

I was hoping for a view of Landon this morning and I got one. Thanks! We used to read just exactly those lines from Wordsworth in a novel study in fourth grade. I always loved that part... Linda L.

Susan Erickson said...

He is so beautiful! so pure and innocent. so much living to do....thanks for showing us....puts life in perspective when you see the beginning....

Julie@beingRUBY said...

How beautiful!!! what could be more beautiful than a newborn.. so innocent.. congratulations to Mum and all who love him!!

Becky you've got me thinking now what is going through their minds at this stage. you know this is a question without answer... I wonder sometimes if we come to earth with all the answers.. and then just forget them when we start to relate to the world outside us!!

Have a lovely weekend my friend celebrating life!! xxxJulie

S. Etole said...

Such precious gift lying there so new from God.

Dimple said...

Babies are hope incarnate.
Thanks for your visit, and for your faithfulness to comment, I am humbled.

Hubby and I were driving across Nebraska on the 10th; we left Indiana the 9th. The weather was wet generally! Your posts of sun and laundry drying were uplifting!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Ohhh this one is tooooo darn cute. How I love new born babies....uhhhhggsssssigh.

lakeviewer said...

Landon is peacefully digesting and nourishing his cells. We wish him happy dreams too.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

He is precious!

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Often when I see an infant new to this world smiling and laughing at something we don't see, that they are smiling and laughing at things we don't see. I think they can, for a time, as a transition.

simpledaisy said...

awww.....what a beautiful baby:)

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Beautiful Babe...and I think they FEEL...the original sight. They are enwrapped,envolved,adored...they feel...everything else comes after.

Congratulations on another beautiful member to your tribe. pEACE TO you and yours.....

Jeanne Klaver said...

An angel, pure and simple.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Becky...

I just clicked on your 'TEST Post' and it wasn't there.. although that might be just what you had intended.. 'Roger That Big Daddy... Test Post Is NOT in Flight.. I repeat NOT in flight. Stand down!!'' hahahaha

Got your comment.. Great work and thank you so much!!! xxx Julie

Jane said...

Becky...or should I say "Grandma"(!!!),
Little Landon is such a beautiful tiny boy! Welcome to the world, little one. May you find it a happy place filled with wonder.

Blessings to all of you...especially to the new parents. May they treasure each and every moment with their new son.
Hugs,
Jane (artfully graced)