two days ago, aina showed me her small notebook dan pointed to series of dots and lines, saying, “this is aina… and this is you, binggi*… this one is bubu*. it took me a while to see, but i finally realized that she has been drawing faces… many faces.
it has no circle around the faces, but they consist of two round eyes, a mouth made of line (some sad and some happy, she said), and hair! yes, they all have hair… i guess hair is important for aina… interesting.
since then, she’s been practicing a lot. her notebooks and papers are full of little faces.
*ps: i don’t remember if i have written it here, but aina calls me binggi, and she calls ari bubu… it’s her version of mommy and daddy.