Our beloved daughter


Spiraling curls

Shimmering eyes
Vivacious, outgoing
Her words impart delight

The moment she enters a room
It twists and turns
To find its balance
Her impact is gravitational

With friends she congregates
They jump around
and hug and scream
Primal joy

Oh how she enjoys the drama
At school, on ships, in the house

Dancing, movement, progression
Marvelous to experience

Her curiosity and yearning for learning
resonate with deep conviction

Letters, reading, numbers, counting

They all rush to her mind

Our daughter -- sparkling, radiating
drawing what flows from her heart
her love of people and animals
a strong component of her beautiful soul.



David Epstein
Dedicated to Rachel