Our youngest grand daughter Zoë is a firefly, sparkly,
bouncy, Tigger sort of a girl.
She has the gift of a magical curiousity,
and the rare patience to make the most of everything new
her 5 year old eyes come across.
Our days together are a blast,
but I think my favorite part
is tucking her freshly brushed and pajama’d self
under the covers,
giving her an eagle hug
and listening from the room next door
as her Gran reads one more book.
Goodnight Moon is a favorite for us both.
Zoë has her own copy,
the book in this painting is the one
that sent me to dreamland when I was her age.
The mouse is eternal.