In early January, we traveled to the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Little did we know when Chloe posed for this picture in front of a wall of fish eyes, that just a few weeks latter we would be at the Franklin Institute watching a young staff member dissect a cow’s eye. Chloe was fascinated. She is developing a keen interest in everything having to do with the operation of the body. She watched that dissection with the same sense of curious wonder that she had when watching the video of open heart surgery they have there at the Franklin Institute. This interest in the body, in its operation and its repair has it roots in her longstanding interest in bodily injury and the possibility of recovery.
I have written in the past about what a wonderful mimic Hannah is. Here at the Children’s Museum in Philadelphia, she carries it to an extreme. To watch Hannah at play with her own image was to see a girl at ease with herself taking pure joy in making herself multiple. She danced for quite a while to the delight of her parents and grandmother.