The Come-and-Go Gift

So imagine someone hands you a gift in shiny paper. You tear it open and it’s amazing. You hold it and touch it and play with it. You can’t imagine life before, or anything ever being better.

Then, it vanishes. *Poof* it’s gone. Devastation. Where did it go?

And just as you are about to mourn, someone hands you another gift – different size, different shape, maybe not as shiny, maybe even more sparkly then the first. You tear it open and it’s amazing and ….

– Welcome to watching your child grow up.

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About Elizabeth Bishop

Not quite wise enough yet to not yell under the avalanche.
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