Our first grandchild..Frida May Sheer, arrived in mid-November. Here she is at just over a week old. (from J.G. Ballard : The Kindness of Women)'The whole face had emerged, a high forehead, miniature nose and mouth, and closed eyes streamlined as if by time, by the aeons that had preceded this child down the biological kingdom. Waking into the deep dream of life, it seemed not young… but infinitely old, millions of years entrained in the pharaoh-like smoothness of its cheeks and its ancient eyelids and nostrils. Its lips were composed, as if it had patiently endured the immense journey across the universe to this modest house with its waiting mother.' The doting parents!