September 25, 2008
Bertram has a set of of pop-em beads that he fashions into a hat; or, I suppose I should say his parental units fashion into a hat at his urging. Once he learned the ASL sign and the word for hat, suddenly hats became all the rage. Sometimes, he will sport a hat just for the fun of it around the house.
Anyway, this picture of Bertram makes me think of those medieval paintings in which an incredibly sophisticated looking baby jesus--bathed in a halo of light--has one outstretched palm toward the viewer, and the other hand with the index finger pointing to the heavens. Even though I'm sure I saw a dozen of these types of paintings during my stint as a security guard at the Met Museum, I couldn't find the right one to post here. Still, I think you get the idea.