Emma choose her photos for the Yearbook today. At Barrington High School they get 1/6 of a page and have a larger photo of themselves as they look now, and then another smaller photo of themselves as a baby/toddler, as well as a favorite quotation. My friend Cynthia Ragona, of Sea Green Photography took some lovely photos of Emma, and she choose one of those, plus one that was taken on her first Birthday at All Saints Episcopal Church in Belmont, MA. This one has long been a favorite of mine.
She's not sure what quotation she wants to choose, but she mentioned this one and I really love it -- it's perfect for this time in her life.
"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come"
Yes -- it's more serious than some she could choose. Her second favorite is from the TV show Gilmore Girls "Oy with the Poodles already". However, I just love the the whole concept of laughing at the days to come. I certainly hope that she can and that she will be clothed in strength and dignity. As our now former Rector Robert Marshall said this morning, she's not your typical teenager. No, indeed she is not.