July 23, 2016

*Out of the blue, Isobel asks me this question in an airport bathroom…*

“Mommy, do you love everybody in the whole entire world?”

*I had to stop and consider an appropriate answer. My initial response was, ‘Fuck no”- but I needed to rethink it. What is she trying to learn by asking me this? She looks up at me, curious, with her bright, honest, hazel eyes.
So I said yes.*

“Yes. Yes, Is, I love everybody in the whole entire world, because we are all family, we are all connected, and we all need each other. There are quite a few people I’d like to address some things with, but yes, baby, I love everybody.”
“Me, too.”
“I had a feeling you did.”