Saturday, July 01, 2006

Sunday Scribblings: Two Peas in a Pod

Anne Geddes is a photographer who specialises in baby photographs like this one. She has posed her babies inside giant rosebuds, or perched on huge pumpkins, or dressed as bees, or as caterpillars.



Chase and Cru Kahui were two tiny baby boys, three month old premature twins. I can imagine them dressed as two peas in a pod, posed for an Anne Geddes photo. Instead they were taken to hospital with severe head wounds after a beating, and they later died. The story is here.

I had a long post following this, but I have edited it out. I decided that I'm not qualified to offer opinions on the causes of this and other problems in society. But the image of the two tiny baby boys stuck in my head, after the prompt was offered, and I couldn't take the phrase in any other direction either. So I will leave it at what I have posted above.

6 comments:

paris parfait said...

Very provocative post; you raise some important points. I wish I'd had the choice to stay home for awhile with my daughter, but as a single mom, I had no choice - her wealthy father didn't want to know, so it was work for me and daycare for her. Thankfully, she turned out well.

Catherine said...

That's what I see as part of the problem - having no choice. It's the society as a whole that is set up so that we have no choice. and if you had stayed home with her, you would have been isolated and looked down on - you would in New Zealand anyway. Individuals do the best they can, mostly - though I have no sympathy for those who kill babies.

bella said...

Sad. I'm sure they will always be two peas in a pod wherever they are today.

chiefbiscuit said...

Yes it has been a blight over NZ this past week as the whole thing has played out over the news ... sad, sad, sad.

Going For Greatness said...

How terribly sad. I cannot imagine how anyone could harm a baby, I hope that the awareness of this will make people think!! SAD and ever so frustrating!!!
Gabi

bb said...

Wow. Talk about pulling the rug from under my comfortable reader 'feet'. Thanks for posting this - you've turned the prompt upside down.