-The problem is how to remain an artist once she grows up.
My crazy, stubborn sister Olivia.
Don’t tell her no, because she won’t listen… at all.
She does what she wants because she is six and that’s what six year-olds do. For the most part, she goes where she pleases and pleases wherever she goes. For only being of a young age, she has a pretty firm grasp on what life is about. Life is about doing what you want.. while wearing “fancy” skirts. During Kindergarten testing, the teacher asked her to count to ten. Olivia took her own route and counted in Spanish. The teacher then asked her what she wanted to do “when she grew up.” Olivia informed her that she would go to college.
When she wakes up, she sneaks to the kitchen for chocolate or candy. -Because breakfast is so overrated. She loves colorful dresses and gym shoes that sparkle. She dreams of Paris and the Eiffel Tower. She also thinks that when she finally goes to college, she’ll move in with me (lets hope that I’m not still in school.)
As her big sister, I’ve promised myself to not let her grow up to a “mature individual.” Because we, as a whole, have shaped those words to something that actually draws into societal conformity. Instead, I will inspire her to forget individualistic success and encourage her to simply, learn.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss.
The thought of Easter around the corner, reminded me of these photos that I snapped of her playing in the backyard woods.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”