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when i was a little girl, my mother bought be a book named Miss Rumphius. it's an idealist tale of a little girl who is charged by her grandfather to explore the world but also to make it more beautiful.
this book, no shock to you, is still one of my favorites and inspires me to note the following:
i want to spend our honeymoon and vacations in places where we need to sleep together under a mosquito net, take dusty, bumpy bus rides in remote foreign locations and negotiate language barriers. i realize that i will have to compromise this on some occasions (i suppose i will have to endure a couple trips to europe *sigh*), but you get the general idea.
i want us to love children from other countries as if they are our own. if they happen to literally become our own at any point, i'm cool with that too.
on that note, i also want our kids to be colorblind . . . and bilingual. rest assured, they will know miss rumphius well.
i want us to believe in doing good together.
i want us to wake up one day, old, gray and happy and knowing that we did everything we could to help the world be more beautiful.