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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chapter 7 - Starman

Dear Starman, be a dear
wont you ? as you float away,
you might come across a star
Shining quietly with its gaze
set firmly over here,

On earth, where he illuminates
the dreams and aspirations of 
his loved ones, left behind,
trying to find their way
battling everyday quirks of fate

Dear Starman, that must be
my father without doubt,
Forever shining, quietly,
doing what he can do
for his children and family

Tell him we will always love him,
he must know that surely,
tell him we miss him, that I 
look to the stars every night
And remind myself that there will
always be one  that will never dim

Knowing that its twinkling 
lights my life.
That is my father, Starman
As you float away tell him,
that is how we remember him
Always shining, always smiling. 

- the daughter

A special thanks to Elon Musk for the image and the dream :)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Chapter 6 - Clouds

We walked back together,
Hand in hand and I asked,
"What would you like for dinner?"

She looked up at the sky and said
"I think I would like a Cloud to eat."
If this was a poem, I thought, it would be a winner.

I smiled and said
" Its too hard to make"
She replied " Just put a ladder
against the sky and pluck one off and put it on a plate."

I laughed " Okay then, but just in case
what would you second choice for dinner be?"
She thought as she skipped along and said
" I think chicken fried rice would be great !"

Feb 12th, 2014 - A real conversation with you, little Ponyo. If only I could pluck you a cloud. You did get fried rice that night minus the chicken though. But last night, i did over come all my reluctance and make you and Mowgli shrimp curry :) ! 

Thursday, February 01, 2018

chapter 5 - Of All Things 4

She opened her eyes and searched. I was right there beside her and I whispered "good morning". She glared, even though she had just woken up and said "You have to say Happy Birthday !". I laughed and said Happy birthday and I gave her a hug and four big kisses asking " How old again ?"  She pumped her fist into the air and slowly opened four fingers. "Hip Hip Hurray ! Three cheers for Lara Roy" she yelled.

Thursday: A party scooter that lights up,
                 Nerf Gun and Kylo Ren shoes
                A dozen cupcakes with sprinkles
                She is in her birthday groove.

Friday:    Off we go on an adventure,
               Witch, Princess, warrior, knight
                Darth Vader, Dragon, Robot
                She is all of them combined.
Saturday: A mega party with costumes,
                and bouncy houses await
                Let not forget the presents
                juice, pizza and the Moana cake

Forever:  May all your days be filled with
                Such magic and mirth
                Always always be this spunky kid
             with the most sparkling, dazzling, infectious cheer on earth !

My phone is inundated with calls and messages since this morning. She is thrilled with all the attention. She saved her biggest smile and hug for Mowgli - her idol. Excitedly she opened two presents this morning. A Nerf gun from Mowgli and a Bracelet making kit from Z. She loves it all. She loves everything and everyone, especially today. As we drop Mowgli off at school she waves out to him and yells " Anna, Don't forget to tell everyone its my birthday."

Happy Birthday to the sprinkle and sparkle of our life. We love you more than you can ever know.