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A Piece of My Mind
April 21, 2004

Keeping the Fire Alive

Author Affiliations

A Piece of My Mind Section Editor: Roxanne K. Young, Associate Editor.

JAMA. 2004;291(15):1813-1814. doi:10.1001/jama.291.15.1813

She is 2 years old. Standing about 36 inches tall, she has beautiful dark blue eyes rimmed with thick black lashes. I have rarely seen lashes so dark and thick on a child this young. Topping it all off is a head of black ringlets that fall in wonderful disarray. Her beauty is the kind a toddler accepts as her due, without attitude, pride, or self-consciousness. I have known her since she was a blip in her mother's belly for 9 months before she fell into my hands at her birth.

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