And when it is our time to go, it is our time to go. She had learned from me and from her father that to linger is not an answer. To leave in one's prime is quite good. As she looks at Mr. Lizard and wonders if, maybe tonight is the night when he will cross over, she knows it will be okay. She knows that wherever he goes from here will be safer and warmer and kinder than surviving the cold-blooded planet he has called home.
© 2015 Kate McGahan