Thursday, December 16, 2010
My Little Artist
In 1881, an infant was stillborn and the midwife who delivered him declared him so. The grieving father, after comforting his wife for a moment, went to tell the baby's uncle that his firstborn son was born dead. The uncle raced to the birthing room and breathed cigar smoke into the baby's lungs. Moments later, the baby started to breath on his own. The parents were advised to send the baby away, that he would never be normal, that it was an abomination that a baby who was born still should be brought back to living. The parents kept their baby and raised him to adulthood. The baby, now a grown adult, changed his sir name to his mother's more melodic maiden name. The baby born Pablo Blasco is the famous painter, Pablo Picasso.