Tuesday, January 03, 2012

holding on comes easily

today i'm loving the evidence my girl leaves around this house, proof that she's here: pretty dresses; teacups; books; used tissues; sheets of notebook paper covered in hindi and urdu text; the smell of indian food in the kitchen; her little shoes; the sound of her laughter. tomorrow, i am sorry to say, she will have her wisdom teeth removed. i don't know which of us is dreading it more.

"We need, in love, to practice only this: letting each other go. For holding on comes easily; we do not need to learn it.” -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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