Photographer's Note

My plans to head to West Marin were suddenly changed by a call from a close friend who was to babysit Moira this afternoon. She asked if I'd care to meet this very young child of one of her friends. I said yes and brought my camera along.

Moira was asleep when I arrived but when she awoke her cries told my friend that she was hungry. I helped heat the milk and then sat opposite my friend as she offered the baby a bottle filled with her mother's milk. I saw this scene and knew I had to take a picture. What I found fascinating was that Moira was touching my friend's hand through most of the time she ate. I recalled the photo Rinie did of the young girl in her father's arms whose fingers touched his bare skin with the same intimacy. Later when I gave Moira a second bottle, this one filled with warm water since there was no more milk and she was hungry, I was struck by how she held my gaze through the feeding. It was a very touching experience with this young being whom I had not met before today.

So I introduce Moira to all of you. She is a remarkably sweet little girl.

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