We found at home an older very simple digital camera. Mathilda was the first to try it out. She really liked documenting life. I admit that I felt a little bit bad about not showing how it works to Hugo as well, but one camera, two children, you know… Unconsciously I must have anticipated that after some time this would resolve itself spontaneously and exceptionally happened to be right about it. One day after watching his sister taking pictures Hugo expressed firmly that it was his turn. I then after a lengthy explanation to be extra careful revealed to him that he needed to press the biggest button. He disappeared for an hour and filled the whole card with the photographs. I did not have time to look at them straight away and only in the evening we downloaded them to the computer to discover that they were great - blurred, sometimes difficult to recognize but great! Our house seen from his perspective. And I saw the future Magnum agency member.
But please my dear son, you can become whoever you want!
Mathilda lately discovered her vocation and said that she would like to become an artist. I did not know anything else to say to her as that she actually does not have to become one as she already is one. What else could one say to a child whose teachers say that she cannot just write a page of "a" or "e" without artistically customizing the letters.