The shoes she wore last Thursday
when she graduated from high school.
Among the stilettos and fancy dress
she happily trod with rose gold Converse.
And I proudly followed along.
Because these shoes were telling a story
about who my grown up girl
has turned out to be.
How she chooses to shine
apart from the rest
quietly, confidently, being herself.
It takes courage and a sense of humour
to walk like this amid a crowd.
But it can be done,
with elegance and grace.
That's what I learned last Thursday
from my daughter's shoes.