Asking Gan Lu to take these pictures of me holding Paige was the smartest thing I ever did. Paige was alternating between squeezing my finger, and playing with my necklace. She always did love playing with jewelry. I think that I wore it just for her, because I knew that she would be so pleasantly entertained...
Paige loved to squirm. She loved to hold on tight.
She was holding tight to my finger, and I could see the blueness of it so clearly next to my healthy-colored skin. “Will you take a close-up?” I asked.
Oh, I’m so, so glad. Because when I look again at this picture I can feel it.
I can feel her hand around my finger once again. Holding tight.