"For strange effects and
we must go to life itself, which is
always far more daring than
any effort of the imagination."
—Arthur Conan Doyle
We're heading out with our daughter to visit some colleges in the Washington, D.C. and Virginia this weekend. The whole applying to college thing is real for her now, and she's getting a little anxious, wondering where she will get in. Some fairly competitive schools have caught her imagination already, but she is hesitant to invest her hopes. I tell her to dare everything. Dream as big as she can. The exact right place will find her. I believe that, because this child of mine is gifted and wonderful and healing and a connector of souls, and as subjective and adoring as I am, I know this to be entirely true.