|The Drop of Milk in Belleville (1908) Henri Jules Jean Geoffrey|
It is interesting that the children in this image are such a mixture. When you think of children in a Christmas image you either think of present opening or Messiahs and not a lot in between. Here you have a cute baby, not the son of God but still a sweetie, but you also have children on crutches. These children are presumably less fortunate, some are ill or disabled, but none of them ask for our pity. At that moment they are children like all other children, excited about Christmas, filled with happiness around the Christmas tree.
|July 14th Bastille Day|
|The Drop of Milk in Belleville: The Weigh In|
That is certainly something to celebrate. See you tomorrow.