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Food on Fridays with Ann
The birthday of one of my daughters falls just a few days before Christmas. She invited some friends over to celebrate, and together they made sugar cookies.
They laughed together, my teenaged daughter and her friends, as they spread purple, green and yellow icing on stars and snowmen and hearts. I snapped pictures of them—young women working together to create something fresh, festive, and fun. After every cookie was coated in color and sprinkles, the friends gave my daughter presents of lotion and scarves and beautiful things, grown-up things.
For several days I left up the crepe paper streamers and the “Happy Birthday” sign stretched across the window, clothes-pinned to the valance.
But today we finally pulled down the sign and ate the last of these cookies, feeling the season slip away like the years.
As I tossed those streamers into the trash can, I thought of things I’ve let slip away.
Like the bloom she tucked behind her ear this summer on vacation. I wish I had saved it and pressed it between the pages of our big dictionary so that years from now, a delicate, faded memory of my daughter in her 15th year would flutter down onto my lap.
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