Monday, July 23, 2012
Bella and Grammy
This is my cousin and her first grandchild, who is the namesake of my daughter. Bella is her nickname. I couldn't not post this. The colors, the perspective, the art, not to mention the two beauties. They are utterly divine. And Grammy might look like a fly young thing playing with Bella on those stairs, but her daughters are both grown, both have finished law school and been called to the bar and are working attorneys in their father's law firm. He was a proud man when he added "& Daughters" to the firm's stationary. In fact my cousin is six years older than me. She and her sister spent a memorable summer in the city with my family when I was 12. They were 18 and 16, and most evenings I would sit on the bed in their room watching them with my mouth hanging open, in awe of their beauty and assurance as they chose outfits and expertly applied makeup for their fabulous evenings out with dreamy boyfriends on whom I had crushes. I though they were so grown and sophisticated, how I idolized them. Now I understand how young they were. But that confidence they had then, they kept for life. In our family, we call them "The Generals."