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An Open Letter To My Birthday Girl

Dearest. What does it feel like inside when you turn around and look back at the past 364 days quietly forgetting? The first day of the last year you can’t even bring up at all, isn’t that strange? A year is so very short, and so very long at the same time. This year, nobody else will ever know the fullness of effort you threw into everything you did. But I know. So I will tell you with these flowers fresh and blooming on the table. I love the days and nights you spent in the library writing your endless papers, and the mornings you commuted to teach with an extra-large tea and determination. I love the collection you birthed in the open library of your practicum, and the tulip garden soaked in rain that you still remember clearly. I also thank the dandelions in their yellow and white moments, for the words they gave you. I love the excitement spilling into three weeks of travelling and unspeakable joy. It will always be unspeakable, marvellous …