Everything about them was perfect.
I thought about those cookies yesterday, wishing I had a few to snack on (they were good cookies), wishing I had the recipe to make them, and the ability to do that kind of icing work.
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(not my aunt's cookies)
Those cookies were a lot like our family - like my childhood - perfect and beautiful. Dressed up in pastels and a little pearl necklace on the outside, for the world to see. Cracked, broken, and about to fall apart underneath.
I can still feel my cracks as an adult, deep inside my soul. I realize I am still broken. I feel those cracks more sharply in April. I fear that no amount of icing artistically applied will hold me together for another day.
Beautiful, but broken.
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-If you suspect that a child is being abused, or if you are a child or teen who is being abused, you can call the National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD.
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