Colorful Things That Rattle and Sing


This picture was taken several weeks ago but it’s pretty accurate in terms of what Sophie does when I pull out a bunch of toys. Although now, upon hearing a rattle, catching her reflection in a mirror or touching something soft, she’ll sometimes—sometimes—smile.

“When I bring you colored toys, my child, I understand why there is such a play of colors on clouds, on water, and why flowers are painted in tints.” —Rabindranath Tagore