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The First Time – A Talk With My Daughter

March 1, 2016

snowdrops - signs of spring“Sweetie,” I said to my daughter, “I know it’s your first time, and I’m sure you’ve talked with your friends – each generation has their own ideas and I understand that, but still, there are some basic things that I want to be sure you know.”

“You need to be careful that you’re not choosing a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Money and flash can be distracting allures. But honesty and integrity are far more important.”

To my surprise, my daughter seemed to be content to continue listening to me.

“Once you’re alone and the moment has come, please be prepared. You can get caught up in the newness of it all and lose track of your thoughts. So please, for the wellbeing of yourself and all of us, be prepared. Know how you are going to proceed. The decision you make can effect your health and wellbeing for the rest of your life.”

“When the sheet is drawn and you have only your wits to guide you, please keep your head and don’t vote for Trump!”

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  1. March 15, 2016 1:31 am

    lovely and concerned 🙂

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    • March 15, 2016 4:02 pm

      Thanks Joshi 🙂
      I hope you were able to tease out the double meaning in the post.
      In the U.S. when a person votes, they generally go into a small booth and draw a sheet-like curtain behind them, giving them privacy.
      For first-time voters, the ballot can be kind of confusing.
      My daughter was voting for the first time, so the idea for the post came to me – and the realization that I could make the post a spoof on a mother/daughter talk!
      More seriously, I’m very concerned about the upcoming presidential election here in the U.S….
      Hope all’s well with you. I’m loving your photos from your travels! Fantastic experience for you!

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