Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The Same Girl, So Changed.
"Boy, she's really grown up. A lot!"
I looked back to the stage and was struck again by what I've noticed from a distance several times over the past couple of months. She has grown up. A lot.
Her eyes are not so far from being able to look straight into mine.
Her legs, once so short and pudgy, are long, lean, and well-muscled.
Her body is softly curved and her shape is no longer that of a little girl.
Her interests lean more toward friends and causes and not so much dolls and toys.
But her eyes are still warm brown and full of life.
Her legs still carry her up on her toes, her walk full of bounce.
Her body still stretches slowly in the morning and leans into me for hugs in the evening.
Her interests still lie with things that bring joy and laughter, and her heart still feels for others.
The same girl, so changed, and yet the same.