today is my aunt charla’s birthday. i need a separate blog, years long, to really convey the love and importance of charla in my life.

she lived with us when i was young.

back then i’d get scary fevers where i’d believe the coffee table was coming to get me. for some reason i remember charla most when i was sick. she’d sing to me. i’d feel safe.

listening to the song now, i’m a puddle of emotion. back then i just loved how pretty my aunt’s voice sounded. and how she’d weave my name into the song.

no offense mary, but charla’s voice was prettier.

i love you auntie char. happy birthday.