In my shapeless sundress, with no makeup – hair all back for practical reasons… going tanning of all things! You shared time with me, engaged me in your conversation and made me feel like I belonged. I did not know your names, or where you came from or anything about any of you. Nor did you know a thing about me. Regardless, I came away from the mere 15 minutes with you all feeling like I was a somebody… with something to say, something worth hearing and most importantly someone worth being. You may never know the difference you have made in my life, though trivial it may seem… to me you brought something I have never had… a feeling of belonging and worth and for this I am grateful… though you shall never know.
Joy Wong, 07/02
Update: In her memory, I post something written by my little sister, Joy Wong, on August 6 every year. She was a poet and an artist. Thank you for all your comments – she would have appreciated them all very much.