Beginning January 1, 2018, this has served as my heart-keeper.
Every year, since I was a very young child, I have created and kept a journal. This year, for the first time ever, I decided not to complete her, but rather to keep December as separate, and part of 2019.
I took this photo while having my first cuppa, then penned a short goodbye on the last page and tucked her away.
Pray I am never forced to read any of her unnatural secrets, this one.
1. The having of a secrets-keeper.
2. The closing of a chapter.
3. The opening of a next.