I smile because you’re my niece…I laugh because there’s nothing you can do about it…

"Friends"
“Friends”

Day 167

I think I’ve always known that I wouldn’t have children.  I suppose a part of me has always known I was somehow different, that there was something about me that didn’t fit exactly with other people, and that something was an indescribable emptiness that eventually became my addiction.  Looking back, I think that maybe I was afraid I would abandon my children, or that my children would inherit that gene somehow and be doomed to suffer the pain, loneliness, and emptiness I had endured in addiction.  I know that’s all pretty heavy and this picture of my niece in her Birthday crown comforting her younger friend is so sweet, but that’s why this moment and that child are so precious to me.  A piece of me in a way, a child I can help raise, teach to and learn from with a heart as big as anyone needs…

Snapped with my Canon 60D using my EF 24-135mm lens set to manual 1/500, f11.0, ISO 3200

“The law of love could best be understood and learned through little children.” Mahatma Gandhi

 

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