I can never manage to find things that fit me right—
one day, a shirt is too big, another day, the pants are too small.
Some days, everything is just so so-so.
While walking in the park with my daughter yesterday, she wore a colorful voice-knitted melody on her lips.
It came to her naturally as breathing.
It wasn’t a song I’d ever heard before; she was making it up on the spot.
It poured sweetly from her being, the sonic manifestation of her at that moment.
As she grows older, I hope she can construct an inner song garden that weathers the darkest moments.
I hope anti-gravity runs through her veins, so falling doesn’t hurt as much.
My daughter continues singing.
Inside the song, outside the song, she wears her melodies well.