Have I been attentive to life's passages?
How have I acknowledged the transition from one age to another?
I happened upon a tutorial for hand-stitched dolls
and agreed with the designer, Anna Branford,
that they could be an honouring way to celebrate transition.
Infancy is the first of several pouch dolls
each exploring the seven ages of woman and beyond.
I found it very healing to imagine my infancy -
the expectant joy of my parents awaiting the arrival of their first child.
A koan to ponder:
"What was your face before your face
in your mother's womb?"