If ever my daughter should listen to this album, I'll tell her that was the summer I moved back from New York. The summer I shaved my head. The summer my parents divorced. I'll tell her that was when I left Adam. When I could not tell up from down. That was the summer, I smoked, I drank, I cried. That was the summer, I survived and survived and survived.
I'll tell her if there is anything I have ever been proud of, it is this moment. It is this moment when I can look at her and say that even when you are scared. Even when you are poor. Even when the ground is moving and shaking beneath you, when you lose your family, lose your God, lose your hope, know, that everything is in you. Remember that your hair will grow back. That you can build families from scratch. Remember that you have the power to create. You have the power to hope. You have the power to choose. You. Are your mother. Your father. Your sunrise. Your smile. Your bountiful life. It's in you child. It's in you. It's in you. It's in you.