|Maternal Admiration (1869), PD-1923|
In keeping with last week's celebration of babies, today's little ditty explores the bond between our helplessly loveable miracle-child and his/her mother. (Can you see where I'm headed later in the week?)
I was delighted to find this gorgeous work by French painter, William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905), Maternal Admiration. It so perfectly illustrates an ethereal and unbreakable bond between mother and child.
Here's my take on that special bond, from the baby's point of view:
Sing to me softly a sweet lullaby
Comfort and hold me whenever I cry
Love me and love me and love me some more
For you are my mommy, the one I adore.
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