Madeline writes in blue marker on her apple notebook:
A cat and a dog sit on rats
the rats war mad
the dog and the cat war sorry.
Ellie writes in black marker and black pen on an Air National Guard notebook given to us by our postal carrier:
the beginning of the story.
I Love you tow
I Love you
true. I Love you to
There you have it, written by the hands of the wise – a kind word turns away wrath, and true love makes the world go ’round.
Forgiveness. Love. Truth.
We are clumsy, but we are beautiful. We are weak, but we are strong. We are groping in the darkness, but we carry the light. We are all that and a bag of chips.