I have a brand new girlfriend named Emma.  She’s a tad younger than me not to mention a bit shorter.

But what do you expect at 18 months.

What I first noticed was her style very much like mine.  She wears tights and tunics, flats and Uggs while a cotton headband holds back her hair against a refined, resolved forehead.

She also comes with a certain attitude.  Polite, but not too eager to please.  Happy, but already tipped off there’s much more waiting in the wings.

It’s Connecticut, with a little South Beach thrown in.

Her mother lets her run the show something I find rather charming.  I remember when I was that little being wound up like a 10.99 Mattel toy, to entertain the troops.

Emma only entertains those she fancies, and if it’s not you, well that’s just too bad.

It took her a while to warm up to me shaking her head NO, whenever I approached.

I brought her things trying to bribe her affection, but quickly learned, babies and animals have the same instinct for deciding if you’re worth their time or not.  After several weeks of fawning and fussing over her like a lady’s maid, one day she reached for my hand.

It was like having the queen single you out of the receiving line.

“You know Emma,” I said, “I know how young you are so I need to tell you a few things, as a friend.  Life goes by very quickly.  So make sure you enjoy yourself to the fullest while you can.  Love a lot, even if it feels risky, and buy those shoes even if you don’t really need them…doesn’t matter if they’re purple.  Get over being mad about things robbing your present joy since in the long run they mean nothing.  And most of all, be kind to others so when you leave a room there’s a scent of goodness left behind all will know came from you.  Oh yeah, one more thing.  Eat a lotta cheese and ice-cream now before some doctor says, “Emma, you better cut down on your dairy.”


get-attachmentOne more thing…I can certainly see why people mistake you for Isabella Rossellini.


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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26 Responses to Emma

  1. Please, how could you not continue to woo this little munchkin? Look at that leg …. makes me want to to pinch. I bet she’s a scorpio. Even as children they are cautious about who will be worthy of their attention. Can’t wait to read more from Emma!


  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    Little children and animals are very particular, and it seems you have passed the test. However, a cat can sense when a person does NOT want it on their lap and will immediately launch an all out assault on that lap. After all, it must be a very special lap if they are asked to stay off of it!


    • You just reminded me of a friend my mother had, Marianne Weber who hated cats. Fluffy, who wouldn’t take no for an answer would make a beeline towards her, rubbing up along her legs like she massaged herself with chopmeat. Marianne would quiver.


  3. micklively says:

    Baby photos don’t usually do a lot for me but I can see she’s a cute kid.
    You still haven’t learned not to work with animals or children, I see. 😉
    I like your “wise words”. You should/could add:
    1. drink plenty of water.
    2. avoid adverts and advertisers.
    3. never trust a man who tucks his shirt into his knickers.
    4. love Auntie Susannah.


  4. Elle Knowles says:

    Emma looks like a real cutie. And she’s got that pose down pat! Love those chipmunk cheeks! ~Elle


  5. AF says:

    Beautiful. I hope her parents get to see this.


  6. “I remember when I was that little being wound up like a 10.99 Mattel toy, to entertain the troops.” My goodness, you started entertaining the troops early, didn’t you? Love your descriptives (always do!). She is a cutie.


  7. Lynn says:

    Oh my, she is adorable! Little ones bring such sunshine into our hearts. Listening to them chatter away & take in the world around them can brighten even our darkest days.


  8. Emma looks similar to our youngest granddaughter. Gia is a spark-plug! Emma, listen to Susannah, she won’t steer you wrong sweetie.


  9. Patricia says:

    Yep, looks like a sweetie with a bit of spice added.


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