Remember when you were so little --
that your feet would dangle when you sat around at the kitchen table?
Yes, that little.
That little girl you were is there with you all along.
Sometimes she comes out to hide in fear or shame,
sometimes she comes out in arrogance,
sometimes she comes out in silliness...
but she is always there, with you every step of the way,
as your feet get bigger and touch the ground,
and as they shrink or begin to fade away.
She is always there, by your side.
Hold her close.
Tell her you love her.
Sometimes she comes out because that's all she wants to hear.
Hold that little self in you warmly.
Hold her tenderly.
Tell her anything you want to hear.
She may not understand it --
but one day she will.
One day YOU will.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman