Holden asks me to rub her back at night, and usually I tell her a story. I don't know why, but last night, I told her I would sing her a song instead, and I sang Edelweiss. So many memories of singing that at my grandparents house, with my grandmother, while she played the piano. It made me feel great and I decided I would sing that to her more often. It's a beautiful song, and I love that my grandmother taught it to me, and that I have so many sweet memories of listening to our voices against the quiet hum of her cozy house and the hollow, almost plunking sounds of her piano.

I can almost feel my neck stretching to hit the high notes.