We walked around the outdoor mall today with my five-year-old niece. Since I have two boys, I rarely get to shop at frou-frou places like Justice, a store that sells frilly skirts, lacy T-shirts, ribbons, and, as my niece pointed out, bras for teenagers!
Shopping holds little allure for me, but it was fun to see my niece so thrilled to be in a big girl store.
I bought her a lamb called “Wooly” and a collection of glitter bath sprays that smell like cup cakes and cotton candy. Yum!
My sister, an artist, pointed out the icicles in the fountain, which is shaped like an octagon.
The blue and white ice in the afternoon light makes me think of hope and fresh life. (River of Stones, December 28)