when i sent in yet another dollar
for yet another mail-in adventure
i was very excited and waiting to play
with my 100 international dolls
expecting them to look like the dolls below
all in fancy and exotic dress
and ready for me to proudly display
when they arrived
they were tiny, pink plastic, flat dolls without any outfits at all
and actually looked like the ones in the comic book ad
not sure why i had such big visions about them
but even then
that was how
i made my way through the world
always hopeful, expecting good things, and full of possibility.
“for me, a life without expectation results in a life with inspiration.”
the 3-year olds know what’s going on.
family watches with pride and awe
as mom/wife/my youngest daughter
crosses the stage to get her master’s degree
she worked so hard for this
caring for them
teaching full time
learning at night
showing them what is possible.
“do something wonderful, people may imitate it. “
proud of you baby girl, go blue!
with a hundred possible self-serve drink combinations,
what could possibly go wrong?
all that we have to do is choose all of them.
“the risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.”
one of my favorite fund-raisers ever, sitting quietly at the register of my favorite local mexican street food carryout place.
Tis not enough to help the feeble up, but to support them after.