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pitting cherries with Lucy

Lu has been talking up a storm lately. Full sentences burst out of her. Pronouns. Articles. She has been saving it up for months.


Sometimes, however, all it takes is one word.


This afternoon, she and I were standing at the kitchen counter, me pitting cherries, and her eating them faster than I could pit them. The sun was coming through the window. It was just the two of us after a morning full of people we love.


She said something. I missed it. I leaned down. "What did you say, sweetie?"


"Happy," she said, and leaned her head against me.


Yes, my love. Happy.

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Taken on August 8, 2010