This I Believe

Yaca - Chino Hills, California
Entered on September 16, 2007
Age Group: 30 - 50
Themes: children

I believe in the power of babies, as babies, to teach us what is important and to testify to the power of life in the face of death, disease and destruction.Babies are the most helpless member of households where they live, yet command the greatest attention; sleeping, they teach innocence, awake, they teach delight, crying, they teach patience and concern for another, playing, they teach enjoyment of the world around us. When I see babies in the mall, I wonder what they think about everything around them: the mad rush of shoppers, the sounds, lights, colors and smells – sometimes their expressions make me wonder if they’re thinking, “why am I here in the midst of all of this?”