to my daughter,
you are my shadow, my friend, my love. this weekend, you played dress up so i could practice taking photos in different lighting. so, you became my ballerina, my rocker, my librarian, my chef. you then decided that you wanted to put the weekly quote on the chalkboard. all by yourself, you chose the quote, i wasn’t allowed to look. after you finished writing, you turned, proud to show me your chosen words: “go confidently in the direction of your dreams. live the life you’ve imagined.” tears filled my eyes.