Despite what you may have heard, I don’t hate babies. I know that rumor has been going around. I like some babies – and some I find rather “meh.” Considering that no baby has ever come out of me, I recognize that I have no idea what it’s like to hold your newborn and feel that sense of maternal fulfillment. So… maybe I’m out of my depth here. But that’s never stopped me before! Anyway, Alicia Keys just gave birth to her baby boy, Egypt Daoud. And like some women, having a newborn has brought out the poet in Alicia. She just took to her blog to pontificate about Egypt’s radiant beauty… and about herself. Because everything is about her, after all:
Every moment is beautiful; delicious even! Every moment I’m learning and living in a way I never have before. Being present in a way I never have before. Existing in moments I never have before.
Never have I felt so calm, so purposeful in taking the time to truly observe the world around me, to live in it fully and watch it, discuss it, put time toward it. It feels really incredible – so peaceful, so complete and long overdue.
I’m grown, I’m confident, I’m secure, and so blessed to be these things.
I’m most enamored with anatomy at this point. The miracle of the human body. The ability to create all these small amazing machines of veins, capillaries, digestive systems, eyes, ears and noses. I can spend HOURS looking at one little EAR! Have u ever noticed how complex just an ear is? A tiny maze of art. It may sound silly but it’s so true. Or a heartbeat? Everyday we wake up and in some way, take for granted the fact that this beautiful pulsating organ in our body is the reason, and yet now that’s all I can think of…
And breath; invisible as it may be, how necessary!
Ain’t it true that things we really can’t see are of the greatest importance?
I’ve never seen a more beautiful face in my LIFE! The most perfect eyes and beautiful nose, the sweetest lips and skin so soft and kissable!
Never have I felt such disbelief, such awe, humility, godliness, such strength, power and possibility.
I’ve never believed in greatness and the never ending Higher Power more than now!
And I can’t believe he’s mine!
Oooh! I feel a song coming on…
[From Alicia Keys’ blog]
Do I feel like a bitch for chuckling at this? Sure. But that didn’t stop me from laughing, especially at the “I feel a song coming on” line. Homewrecker, please. Alicia is only praisin’ because ‘Gypt didn’t get Swizz’s beak, you know? Of course, we don’t know that for sure – I haven’t seen any baby photos yet. That could be a sign that ‘Gypt did get Swizz’s nose. Poor baby. Okay, I’ll stop laughing.
What do you think Alicia’s blog post is going to sound like when Swizz dumps her for the next one? Will she still feel a song coming on?