I AM I DO
Our first scream is an involuntary response to the first gasp. It occurs at the moment of our first sensation of fear; our first decision, our first affirmation and our initial attempt at managing our place in this new world.
This first noisy protest is interrupted with cradled arms and soft, cooing Mommy Words, which lend a hint that this dangerous world into which we have been thrust has an oasis of safety; ours for the price of a scream.
The calming voice, the gentle words are familiar to the newly initiated. The touch of Mother’s hands are a new sensation but it too is somehow, known.
Our first scientific experiment has begun.
This is our first experience at asking for and receiving Love, a sensation which will in future decades become confused with Approval.
Our experiments will become more sophisticated if not necessarily objective; life and the events that greet us will be measured, examined, dissected and reassembled as we seek to secure Maximum Safety.
Life may be more difficult for those of us who have missed the touching and the softly spoken words of gentle parenting. Perhaps we ask for help.
Later, in the language of Mommy Words we may even ask another, untouched soul “May I lend a hand?”
And a Spark of The Spirit ignites the flame of LOVE.
I AM I DO