Did You See My Daughter Today?

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Did you see her? Did you see my daughter? She was moving slowly. Probably too slow for you. She wasn’t trying to be in your way - it’s just harder to maneuver the cart than it used to be - did you wait patiently? Did you see my daughter today?


She might not have looked up at you and smiled, but it’s just because she’s nervous to be out. Nervous about what she can’t do anymore, what she can’t reach. Did you see her? Did you offer to grab the thing off the high shelf? Did you see my daughter today?

She hasn’t left her house since last time she came here for groceries. She was excited to be around people - to see children, to see couples holding hands, to talk to someone, even if it’s only the cashier who makes conversation. Did you say hello? Did you see my daughter today?

I see her every minute of every day. And I love her. She brings me joy always, as you do. I thought today, when you crossed paths, you might bring each other a bit of joy. Did you? Did you see my daughter today?