November 11, 2013

Assume nothing

November 8, 2013

Working out some more thoughts about the purse painting. What would the expression of a girl discovering adulthood be? I'd imagined sobriety and nervousness -- my own anxieties about girlhood in our culture were projected on her face -- but maybe it would be anticipation. A few months ago I realised that I was confident in my son's future and worried about my daughter's - and that rather than transmitting my nerves to her, as inevitably I would over time, I needed to have more faith in her.