in the dream a very small girl, maybe age 3, plays around some puddles as a slight rain sprinkles. she has sandy rough boy-cut hair and wears a simple rumpled shift. face and arms are still baby-fat rounded. her caretaker, young mother, teenaged sister -- yes i think it is her much older sister -- stands nearby staring off at a shadowy female figure some distance away. the tiny girl raises her chubby arms in the pick-me-up gesture and goes to the sister without hesitation without doubt without trying to read her sister's face or posture. her sister scoops her up without hesitation without doubt without asking "do you want to come up?" and molds her to her shoulder, still looking off.this vision of perfect mutual trust and accomodation is so profoundly affecting, i can't get it out of my mind.