She watched sparkler light shooting out of the dark and encircle rapt child’s face.

So tiny, so young, could the girl really be ready to carry the weight of the year upon her shoulders?

“Welcome 2017,” she said, as her own sparkler sputtered and when out.

photo by Zara Walker via Unsplash

For TLT # 48. More on Sonya and TLT here 

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