Remember when we were great explorers? There are times when I close my eyes and feel myself then, a little girl with melted caramel braids, cocoa powder freckles, and pink pulpy gums peeking out from missing front teeth. Every day was an adventure - a new land to be discovered, an uncharted world. She was the little queen of the forest, unashamed and wild, wearing a tin foil crown and cotton candy ballerina slippers.
How I wish I could be that little girl again. Someday soon, I will be.
Summer is so close. I can feel it slipping through my skin and sneaking through my bones, like laughter, stardust, and fairytales.