Early Morning Musings

Maybe it’s the restless mind that awakens me in the wee hours of the morning. Many ideas about pictures and projects come to me and I can’t leave them to return to sleep. I fantasize how to make them purposeful and worth the time I will be using to bring them into reality. What is sad is oftentimes I do not remember them later. Yet how can anyone follow up with middle of the night wishes.

Yesterday I wondered how I could relate what the world looked at ground level. I know, that sounds like reaching for something weird. Who would be interested? But we were all living at that level as we entered this world before we grew to adult status.

I’m thinking that I can remember way, way back and catch the views I might have had at that time. Or consider others at that level. What did my son see at six months lying on a blanket of the floor. He was so interested is the little sister that could walk around that he learned to pull himself along sliding on the blanket trying to follow her.

What did I see looking out of the crib? Sitting on mother’s lap? I guess this moves beyond ‘ground level.’ Maybe the project will be views of a six month old.

I thinking maybe this impetus to check these views of a tiny Chlele is beginning a review of life. What do you think?

Published by Chlele Gummer

I'm an artist, writer and author of nine children's books. Nature is my inspiration. Next project is a book of a hike with children. The pictures are created out of fabric scraps.

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