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"Whatever comes," she said, "cannot alter one thing. If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it."

tangles work (possible future careers)
notes (list of future adventures to embark on)
Sarah nostalgia (Gram's house)
observations (cherished sounds)
observations (habits that muddle my public speaking efforts)
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  • cloud-watching and stargazing
  • weekly trips to local library
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • telling made-up stories at bedtime
  • turning a sofa into a pirate ship and steam engine
  • queen over my own Terabithia
  • fireworks at Disneyland
  • reenactment of fairy tales with dolls
  • waiting for my Hogwarts letter
  • sewed clothes for my teddy bear Tammy
  • blanket forts
  • flying kites
  • pretending to be an orphan on the run
  • climbing the fig tree in my yard
  • Harry Potter computer games
  • trusting God wholeheartedly
  • gazing out window for Peter Pan to take me to Neverland
  • hide and seek
  • believed in all things magical
  • crayons and coloring pages at BJs
  • imaginary friend Ruthie
  • picking up birds' feathers to use as quills
  • Scholastic book order forms
  • carousels
mar 23 2011 ∞
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