"Oh, Big A.
What you did to my heart, that moment first I saw you.
I could feel the heart within me rip and twist in ways I'd never known, in just that first second that I peered upon you.
was a light, so bright, so clear and so true in that moment; it was
piercing in its clarity, blinding in its rapture. Everything I had
learned up to that moment, unlearned. Everything I thought that I had
held dear, lying neglected upon the floor of my life as I worshiped at
couldn't sleep, because I had to keep gazing upon you, making promises
to you. I remember them, my little girl, and I will keep them. I just
hadn't intended on them being so long in the making.
night, so long and snowy ago. That night, only yesterday, wasn't it,
sweet child? Wasn't it then, my little thing, that you first laid
within the confines of my arms? Wasn't it only a minute ago that I
first caressed your cheeks?
I blinked, and then Ten."