269/365: a good, long life

{a good, long life}
Last night, after her amazing quinceañera birthday party, Cory died in her sleep. How neat that we were able to celebrate the sweet blessing she was to our family before she went. 

by Patricia MacLachlan & Emily MacLachlan Charest
Once I Ate a Pie

The sun is warm
And I sleep.
I dream about when I was young.
I chased snowflakes in winter.
And ran through the grasses in spring.
I still bark when I want to.
And tonight I might howl at the moon.
But now the sun is warm.
And I sleep.
And dream.