For my daughter.

I could have written much better if maybe, I had been interrupted much less.

I should have proved a more effective person if I had not been obliged to spend time and energy learning to believe in myself, and my purposes, regardless of overwhelmingly inspiring times I have had the privilege to live through.

That you, who, hopefully, have been spared this particular battle, will live to heightened achievements, till now undreamed of, will make your own contribution to the future, is a constant and hopeful joy for me,

your mother…