When I asked her this morning if I could post her selfie, Morrigan wanted to know why.
“I just think it’s neat and that people will enjoy seeing it.”
She looked at me doubtfully but gave her permission, nonetheless.
Morrigan is so much like me: she feels proud of herself, but is then guilty for feeling proud, so she self-deprecates. I want her to know that it’s ok to feel proud. More than that, I want her to know that she has reason to feel proud. She’s smart and very funny, and she has this cool, quirky aesthetic that I just love.
As for the selfie, she was playing around with the webcam on my computer, trying out various effects. She took a ton of pictures, but this is the one she saved.
This afternoon I said, “Morrigan! Come and see how many people liked your picture.”
Morrigan: All those people liked my picture?
Morrigan: Why did they like it?
It wasn’t a fishing sort of question. She just honestly wants to know: What is it about this picture that people liked?
So, what do you say? Will you help a girl out?
Why do YOU like Morrigan’s picture?