June 14, 2011


Yesterday, I wore my letter A necklace and Lissie's new pony necklace all day. I colored in her coloring book. I sat by the pool and read poems. I went swimming. I laughed with my cousin. I went to a hole-in-the-wall Phở restaurant, and had lovely food served to me by even lovelier people. I got the oil changed in my truck. I ate a grape popsicle, outside, in heavy summer heat, and didn't mind it dripping down my wrist. I wrote about my girl, and the circumstances surrounding her existence, on fb. Took a deep breath, hit publish, asked more people to remember her with me. I went to the gym after dark. I ran a 10.5 minute mile for the first time in a long time. I walked out afterward into the first true summer night; still warm, and smelling of flowers. And I was happy.


  1. Oh, VK, I am so damn proud of you. You enjoyed your little girl and found peace in your everyday moments. So proud of ya. What a wonderful way to celebrate her life. <3

    Us from Journal of Healing

  2. It sounds like a beautiful way to spend a day with yourself and your daughter. You three are always in my heart.