I had a glimpse of my future yesterday.
Claire's buddy N came to play. The girls suited up - ballerinas - in their discarded dance recital costumes, put on their ballet slippers and asked me to put on the Little Mermaid CD.
For 15 or 20 minutes these two lovely girls danced around my living room, twirling, arabesquing, plieing, ribbon swirling darling, beautiful girls.
They were grace incarnate, for a few minutes. Claire had her hair pulled up and off her face, a few wisps curling by her face, she had a little flush to her cheeks. It was breathtaking.
And, she looked like the young woman she will someday become. It was amazing.