"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
-- Mark Twain
We both have this quote on our biography on an internet site, unknowingly, the same.
This is the beautiful book my daughter had made for me. With all my OS poems, on beautiful heavy cream paper. Bound and embossed in leather and gold.
I had no idea she knew of my writing, occasionally I would show her a poem or two. Amazing how she compiled all the best ones and had them printed for me.
"Green Station Wagon" as it appears in my book.
This is a favorite photo of us, she is 13 and I am 41 I think, her eighth grade graduation.
I wrote a poem, of course it can't express what I feel about having a daughter, all the joy in watching her grow.
For her to take the time to compile all these poems and find a way to put them in a beautiful book for me, well, it was a gift beyond comparison.
(She promptly called her brother and let him know she was now the favorite)
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