“Mimi, what do you wish for the most?”
I couldn’t speak. The question distilled my deepest desires down to sudden tears that stung.
Only later did I realize the knee-jerk response hadn’t been to play with The Royal Philharmonic.
I swallowed the truth that would sadden my niece. To deflect her attention, I whispered,
“What do you wish for, Golden Girl?”
She didn’t hesitate.
“For there to be only goodness and kindness in the world.”
What do you wish for the most?