I’m sure you heard last week about the little girl born with two faces in India. If she had been born in the U.S., I’m sure doctors would be trying to figure out how to merge the two into one, but this little girl’s parents say that as long as she is healthy (apparently she can eat and breathe with no problems), they’re fine. In fact, many of the people in her village are revering her as the incarnation of a goddess.
I was immediately fascinated because this baby reminded me of THE FACE, which is waiting to be published in November, and is about a girl born with no face at all. And it also made me think of the Hensel twins (in the second photo), who are teenaged conjoined twins living in the U.S. The book I’m plotting now is about twins, so I’m wondering if this little baby began as two embryos that merged into one, or one that simply developed two faces. Amazing that everything “works.”
A new week . . . back to work!