To My Daughters

  • To Nora, at Eleven

    To Nora, at Eleven


    Today is Nora’s eleventh birthday. At times I feel like Nora’s birthdays are celebrations, but also tiny losses. They’re bittersweet moments to marvel at future possibilities and find joy in the past year’s accomplishments, but also moments when I mourn the loss of tiny, sticky fingers reaching for my hand or slow, warm breath as…