....when I was a little girl, and the world was bright and big and beautiful and full of opportunity.
I still see the world that way. I still want to see the world that way.
Deep down, I am still a little girl,
spinning around in a sundress in the middle of a field.
I am still chasing dreams like butterflies.
I am still cloud-watching
and daydreaming about what amazing gifts the future holds for me
and trying to grasp the secrets of the past.
Deep down, I know that life is full of promise.
I know that there is hope.
Sometimes, however, it is incredibly easy to become buried in a seemingly hopeless situation.
I feel like complication has snuck up on me, and I don't welcome it.
I want simple beauty. I want hope.
I will fight for it.