I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

The other day I found this. My daughter made it for me several years ago, when she was about 8.

I was extremely depressed and determined to give up music for good.

On the back of it she wrote, "This is for you and the birds [...] This is a sign that even if you are trapped in a cage your music can bring you to the end of the world.[...]"

I wish I could say that this sweet gesture helped me get back on track, but that would take a few more years. But it makes me feel hopeful that she'll show more wisdom than me, stay clear of cages and be unstoppable. And it's a good reminder that it's me who has to show her how to achieve that.

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