Thursday, November 10, 2011

The world is hers.

I think Holly takes the world for granted. And why not? The world is hers.

The world wasn't mine when I was little. It belonged to grownups, and I was told how to sit, what to say, what to eat and how to hold the spoon. I was told where to play, who with, and how long. If I got dirty or tore my clothes I was in trouble. I was told what was good and what was bad.

Holly takes the world for granted, and I'm thrilled about that.

Holly was seven years old in this photo, and ten when the article was written.
photo by Sandra Dodd


  1. Sandra,
    I love this post. My son Logan who will soon turn 5 has such a sense of rightness about what he does. He believes in his choices and decisions in a way I still work on sometimes at the age of 48.
    I am thrilled that the freedom we give him, while providing leadership and loving guidance, has given him such confidence.


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