The other night Audrey asked me for a picture of her appa to keep in her crib at bedtime- “to protect her.” Not sure where she even learned that concept.
Today we walked along the river in the afternoon just to get some fresh air. I got a tea at Whole Foods. On the way back I felt so tired, I needed to sit down on a bench facing the river. Audrey has a cold and sat bundled up with a hat almost covering her eyes, nose running a bit.
I asked her, jokingly to myself really, “What do you think of all this Audrey? Is life good?” and finally,
“Audrey- what is the meaning of life.”
While gazing at a few geese on the grass in front of her and appearing in a daze, she spoke softly, still staying in that daze…”ope.” I lean in, curious what she said and fascinated that she would even attempt an answer…”what did you say?”
“Did you say hope?”