|Sundial, Oh Sundial! how lovely you are to me!|
after a while, we sat down by one of the walkways as we continued to listen to the music, and this little girl and her dog approached us. she was tall for her age and kind of lanky. she wore only shades of blue and had shoulder length blonde hair with bangs that went all the way across. when we made eye contact, she looked at me and i smiled as she said, "the music is nice. do you think they are their own songs?" we explained to her that they were songs from one of the local churches. i don't remember how the conversation progressed, but she sat down with us, took off her sweatshirt and wrapped it around her dog and began to tell us about all of her pets and how she had some goats at home and how she loved the sundial and that her birthday was the 23rd of January and she had just turned 9. i told her about how i had a goat when i was a little younger than her and how i loved the sundial and my birthday was the 22nd and i had just turned 20. according to Emily, she even pronounced her words the same way i do. i told her that we were twins separated at birth by 11years and 1 day, which she thought was funny. after a little while, an older women came whom the little girl called "Ma." the little girl talked with us a while longer than told us she "should get going" before leaving to find her mom again.
she was just what i needed to brighten my day :)