I even have a superstition that has grown on me
as the result of invisible hands
coming all the time..
Namely, that if you follow your bliss
you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while,
waiting for you.
And the life that you ought to be living,
is the one you ARE living.
-joseph campbell

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Cami asked for a drawing book.
Yesterday I bought two spiral bound sketch books
and new markers.

Here is a sample of Cami's drawing.
She has pages and pages of this type of design.
Is it just me?
Or does this look a little like Chinese writing?

I'm fascinated by the idea of hardwiring
and what we know
without even realizing we know it.

Orphans do not experience the things
they are biologically expecting.
Most importantly,
they lose the sight and sound and smell of their mother.
A certain death,
is the message their body gives them.
And ever after,
they are reminded,
even from safe havens
their bodies prepare
for the fight of their life.

But Cami is a survivor,
and so much beauty survived with her.
This writing is from her soul.
And the only thing that could impress me more
was if it actually could be read!!!


  1. I see the scribblings of those who are ages 0-5 every day and I can say, it ain't you, sister. That is some Chinese looking writing!

    Such a privilege to watch all of this unfold. What a miracle.

  2. Her characters look joyful, like they are dancing and singing...she has forever in her heart, her subconcious-her link, her past...beautiful! Frame some of those as art work so they are always in sight, always a reminder!!!

  3. I asked Marc what this looked like to him and he said "Chinese writing" AMAZING!

  4. Flippin' out. That is just amazing. My girls do not write "words" like this. Amazing.

  5. Wow. Now that is amazing. DO save that!!!

  6. I have no idea how to read it, but whatever it says I know it speaks from the heart. Cami is a precious and complex child.

    I agree, you have to keep this and frame it for her as a reminder of what lies within her.

    Just like her Mama, she has a way with language that most of us can only hope for.

    Thanks for sharing!