Indulge the child within

That moment of clarity, when you realizeHow much, how long, you’ve been lying to yourself. 

The understanding that no matter how far you’ve come

All you want is to be a child again. 

To know despite all your mischiefs and mistakes

You are loved, even more, every single day. 

So today, tell the kid in your life she is deeply loved

For every quirky silliness, every adorable flub. 

Give her that assurance that fitting the mold

Is not as important as her own heart and soul. 

And maybe take the time to embrace that inner child

Indulge it a little, and I’ll indulge mine. 
alka