she came to visit us today in sarah's new sewcial lounge. as i was admiring her pretty purple dress and chatting with her about learning to sew, i was struck by the richness of it all. you see, i would not be in cleveland if not for kiarra's grandfather. he convinced me this fine city is where i needed to plant my roots once grad school was complete. that was just the first of many opportunities he granted me. a few years later, i was fortunate enough to hire kiarra's mother to be on my team. she in turn hired me the following decade to work as a consultant to a project she was involved with. and now, one day soon i will sit down and share my sewing knowledge with this beautiful child. the circle of life. oh how i appreciate the splendor of that concept the older i get.