Just a picture of an almost magical moment

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Evening light filtering through still dirty windows.

I think I’ve been forgetting to savor the magical and almost magical moments in life these past few years, so focused on end-goals and surviving and what’s next.

But tonight I snapped this picture as I sat inside hiding from the mosquitos while Keira and Damir played outside. We ate takeout pizza, taught her a few Bosnian words this evening, and I watched her brain click on to realize that “mlijeko” means “milk”.