May 5, 2016
Your hair has always been short for as long as I can remember. There are photos of it being shoulder-length but I have no clear, concrete memory of it. You look pretty with long hair, Ma, different-pretty when with short hair. You express dislike when your hair begins to reach past your ear and off you go to the haircutter's soon as you can. You used to have parties for your friends, and the house would be filled with laughter and your voice. Did you see me watching you from the staircase? I like looking at you laugh.