The Ones Who Never Leave Me: Baby Boy of Twenty-Four Months
Heather Nann

Heather Nann,

I started. I tried. I got just past the eyelashes permanently closed. But, I can’t read this. I promise I wanted to. I just can’t.

I’m sorry. Pretty cowardly for a ‘brave girl.’ sometimes I’m not so… like right now.

I felt the need to acknowledge this anyway, because I know you wrote to express a pain, to see it through and maybe imagine those eyelashes move again. I wish I could honor that better, but I can’t today.

I’m sorry.