1. Mari greets the morning with smiles. I snuggle my face into her sweet little neck and rub my cheek on her baby soft hair.
2. The office halls are lined with beautiful oil paintings and watercolors. One in particular is an impressionist style oil of an old woman standing in a doorway, one hand leaning on it for balance. A wide gold frame sets off the beauty of browns and grays in the painting. I see my future self in the woman, and the beauty of the painting makes it alright.
3. Steve seeks out the baby, picks her up and talks to her "in that special way".